TCL has been teaching primary school pupils some green fingered skills at a Taylor Wimpey development near Wigan.
Children from All Saints Catholic Primary School in Golborne took part in a half day planting workshop at Rothwells Farm, for which TCL has landscaped two point of sale areas.
The youngsters planted seeds and bulbs and learned about the importance of caring for their environment.
TCL regional relationship manager Sophie Kelly, who ran the workshop said: “The children were fascinated by the whole planting and growing process and had a really enjoyable time.”
Taylor Wimpey Manchester sales manager Holly Bunkell added: “We utilised the space on the large POS to provide skills to the children so they had a better understanding of planting and the outside environment. TCL provided planters and plants and small tools which allowed the children to work safely. Taylor Wimpey provided high vis jackets so the children looked the part and kept safety in mind while they were on site. The day was enjoyed by all and many of the children have brought family to the site to see the planters which are proudly displayed on the POS area.”
Head teacher at All Saints, Wendy Hughes, added: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and fully embraced the opportunity to learn about the importance of green spaces.
“The garden is a lovely addition to the development. The initiative has given the children an opportunity to take part in planting and learn from the experts.
“This is invaluable to the education process, bringing to life what we teach in the classroom. I’m sure the children will be keen to invite their parents down to the development to see their handiwork.
“A huge thank you to the team at Taylor Wimpey for inviting us to Rothwells Farm for such a fun and memorable experience.”
After the workshop, the pupils were given a tour of the community garden area on the scheme to see how the bulbs and seeds they planted would develop.