In support of International Walk to School month this October, Taylor Wimpey East Anglia has donated 180 high visibility snap bands to pupils at Chilton Community Primary School in Stowmarket. The annual initiative, organised by UK charity Living Streets, aims to encourage families to leave the car at home and walk to school safely.
According to research by Living Streets, less than half of all school children are currently walking to school, a drop from 70% a generation ago.* The research also found that children who exercise before school arrive refreshed and ready to learn and Ben Hemmings, headteacher at Chilton Community Primary School, agrees: “It’s really important to us that our pupils are happy and engaged when they arrive at school and walking is a great way for them to start the day. We want to encourage children and their parents to walk to school and the high visibility snap bands donated by Taylor Wimpey will help them to do this more safely.”
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, says: “International Walk to School Month is a fantastic initiative and we are proud to be supporting it again this year. We hope that our donation of snap bands to Chilton Community Primary School will help to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle, while staying safe on their walk to school.”
Taylor Wimpey has donated over 65,000 snap bands to school children around the UK since 2014 as part of its commitment to giving back to the local communities in which it builds. To find out more visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/media-
For more information about International Walk to School month and the work of Living Streets, visit www.livingstreets.org.uk.
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