Building firm snaps to help Swaffham schoolchildren stay safe

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Children at a Swaffham school are being encouraged to walk to school with the support of a construction firm.

Taylor Wimpey, which is currently building a new housing development in Swaffham, has given 100 high visibility snap bands to the town’s Junior School.

And the gift, which bosses hope will help to keep more youngsters safe as they make their way too and from school, has been warmly welcomed by school leaders.

Headteacher Tracey McCarthy said: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce traffic outside the school.

“We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this donation, which will help raise the profile of walking to school among pupils and parents alike.”

Taylor Wimpey is currently building dozens of new homes at its Nelson’s Quarter development, off Brandon Road.

And Caroline Carter, the company’s regional sales and marketing director, said: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, which is why we have donated these slap bands to Swaffham Junior School.

“We understand that family life can be busy, but we hope our contribution will help inspire families to swap the car for a safe walk to school instead.”