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Taylor Wimpey Abingdon

Taylor Wimpey is encouraging families in #Abingdon to pull on their walking shoes and leave the car at home for the journey to school this autumn.

The leading housebuilder is supporting Walk to School Month, which takes place every October and asks parents to walk their children to school – with the aim of promoting healthier lifestyles and reducing the number of cars on the road.

To help keep children safe on the way, especially in the darker autumn and winter months, Taylor Wimpey has supplied 154 high-visibility wrist bands to Drayton Community Primary School for its pupils to wear. The donation is part of a campaign that will see more than 13,000 wrist bands provided to children across the country.

According to Living Streets, the charity that organises the Walk to School campaign in the UK, only 21% of boys and 16% of girls meet the current recommended daily level of exercise (60 minutes of physical activity).

A generation ago, 70% of children walked to school, but now it’s less than half – and during morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children to school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.*

Nikki Gibson, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, says:

“We are proud to be supporting Walk to School Month again this year and are delighted to be working in partnership with Drayton Community Primary School to help encourage families to leave the car at home and set off for school on foot instead.Walking is a great habit for children to get into early in life, so we hope our wrist bands will add some fun to the journey to school, as well as keeping them safe on the way.”

Marc Knight, head teacher at Drayton Community Primary School, says:

“Children really do benefit from walking to school – not only is the exercise healthy for them, but it also helps reduce the amount of traffic outside school, which is safer for them too.

“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.”

Construction of The Pastures is now underway and the development will comprise superb collection of stunning two, three and four-bedroom homes. To register interest in The Pastures property-seekers should call the Sales Executive on 01865 593921.

Further information about Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 01235 541900 or visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

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