Taylor Wimpey helps MK children to get creative

Housebuilding company holds drawing competition at Oxley Park Academy

As part of its ongoing commitment to working with the local community, Taylor Wimpey South Midlands held a drawing competition for the children of Oxley Park Academy in Milton Keynes.

Encouraging the pupils to share what they thought houses would look like in the future, the competition ran for several weeks.

As a result, a total of 24 entries were gathered and the team at Taylor Wimpey South Midlands had fun choosing their favourites.

Children were asked to take into consideration the need to protect the green belt and design something that was sustainable. From houses underground to homes that move, the children were able to express themselves through their creations.

The winner was awarded a £50 cinema voucher and all the children that took part received book tokens to use in their favourite bookshop.

The competition was arranged by Andy Graves, a sales executive at nearby development, Vale View at Willow Lake.

Fiona Lloyd, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, said: “It’s hugely important to us to engage with our local community and working with Oxley Park Academy is a great example.

“We wanted the children to think about how future homes could look in a number of years and encourage them to use their creativity to show this.

“The entries were fantastic and we’d like to congratulate all the children who took part.”

Amy Hansford, Year 5 teacher at the school, also commented: “At Oxley Park Academy, we love to start each new topic with a dazzling debut, so we reached out to Taylor Wimpey to join us to start off our Green Belt topic for year 5.

“Having Mr Graves attend and run a session for our year group really brought a different dimension to the project.

“It allowed the children to have solid evidence to back up their balanced debates, and gave them an appreciation that protecting our green areas isn’t all bushes and bulldozers.

“The children were excited by the futuristic twist on the project and showed their creative ideas through a range of interesting designs as part of the competition that Taylor Wimpey ran.”

For more information on the homes at Vale View at Willow Lake, or homes from previous phases, visit the sales office located off St Lucia Crescent, Newton Leys, Newton Longville, Buckinghamshire, MK3 5FQ. Alternatively, call the Sales Executives on 01908 787937.

This feature was published in the February 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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