Thanks to a £560 donation from a local housing development, all pupils at Sellindge Primary School near Ashford were able to take part in a reading project while learning remotely.
During the recent lockdown, the school took part in a scheme to encourage its pupils to develop their reading and writing skills. With access to resources at the school unavailable, the donation from Taylor Wimpey was used to buy and send a copy of Quest by Aaron Becker to all of its pupils while they were studying at home.
Diane Clark, assistant head at the primary school, says: “Remote teaching and learning was a challenge for us all so to have a project to bring the children and their families together was great. It really helped us to maintain a sense of community and togetherness which wouldn’t have been possible without everyone having a copy of the book. On behalf of the staff and pupils at Sellindge Primary School, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for its donation.”
Jason Stokes, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “We are always looking for ways to support the local communities in which we are building and were thrilled to have been able to help Sellindge Primary School with its reading project. We’d like to thank the pupils for the lovely thank-you cards they sent to us. They brought a smile to us all and really brightened up the sales office at our The Lees development.”
Sellindge Primary School is located just a short distance from The Lees. Further information about the development and the homes available can be found here.