School’s SMILE initiative gets a boost thanks to Taylor Wimpey

Churchdown Village Junior School has received a £1,000 donation from house builder Taylor Wimpey Bristol in support of its outdoor redevelopment project, the SMILE initiative.

The school, located close to Taylor Wimpey's Whittle Gardens development in Innsworth, has launched its SMILE project to support pupils' wellbeing.

The school has a high number of children with special educational needs as well as many who face other issues, including being young carers, refugees, or in care.

The school is taking on a hugh redevelopment of its outside play and learning space, which is helping pupils to socialise and experience engagaing playtime,  The project has already had a positive impact on learning behavious and concentration.

Taylor Wimpey's contribution towards the SMILE initiative has allowed the school to buy new materials, such as basket balls, and equipment for the playground space as well as four new sheds to store footwear and clothing so that the children are able to access the grounds all year round.

Rachel Hendry, who is leading the SMILE initiative at Churchdown Village Junior School, said: "We would lke to say a huge thankyou to the Taylor Wimpey team for their support. "Outdoor play is a hugely important to children's development and mental wellbeing and we're really looking forward tp being able to provide new facilities for them."

Rob Curry, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said: "We are proud to support the local communities in which we build and we are delighted to contribute towards Churchdown Village Primary School's SMILE intiative." "It 's such a fantastic cause.  We hope the children will enjoy learning in their new outdoor space and we're looking forward to seeing what's next for the initiative."

Located close to Churchdown Village School is Taylor Wimpey's Whittle Gardens development.  A collection of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, Whittle Gardens has something for everyone, whether it's those looking for more space, growing families or upsizers.  For more information, please visit




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