Crawley Forge Wood developer support Walk to School Month

Pupils at Milton Mount Primary School in Crawley, pictured with Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Clare Fowler, will be safer on their walk to school wearing the high-visibility slap bands donated by leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey South Thames - picture submitted by Roy Fisher for Taylor Wimpey
Pupils at Milton Mount Primary School in Crawley, pictured with Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Clare Fowler, will be safer on their walk to school wearing the high-visibility slap bands donated by leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey South Thames - picture submitted by Roy Fisher for Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey is helping to shine a light on the importance of leaving the car at home and walking to school this autumn.

The leading housebuilder is supporting Walk to School Month, which takes place every October and encourages parents to walk their children to school instead of travelling by car.

Taylor Wimpey is working in partnership with schools to support the initiative by supplying pupils with high-visibility slap bands to wear during the darker autumn and winter months.

The aim of the campaign is to promote healthy lifestyles – especially in the light of growing concern about levels of childhood obesity and fitness – and reduce the number of vehicles on the roads.

Taylor Wimpey has provided 100 slap bands to encourage pupils at Milton Mount Primary School in Crawley to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey. It is part of a campaign that will see more than 12,000 slap bands provided to children across the country.

Sarah Pasco, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, which is currently building new homes at its Forge Wood development in Crawley, said: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, which is why we are working in partnership with Milton Mount Primary School as part of Walk to School Month.

“We understand that family life can be busy, but walking to school is one of the easiest ways for children to increase their level of physical activity and get fit. We hope our contribution will help inspire families to swap the car for a safe walk to school instead.”

Anne Holmes, headteacher at Milton Mount Primary School, said: “We encourage the children to walk or cycle to school to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce traffic outside the school. We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month among pupils and parents alike.”

Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign that promotes the benefits of walking to school, which results in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads.

To find out more about the new homes available to reserve at Forge Wood, property-seekers should visit the Sales Information Centre, located off Steers Lane, Crawley, RH10 3NH, and open daily from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively, the Sales Executive can be contacted on 01293 228958.

Further information about Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

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