Redrow wheels out prizes in road safety competition
Children from Broughton Primary School are testing out their new wheels after scooping prizes in a road safety competition sponsored by Redrow.
The school is attempting to alleviate road congestion by encouraging children to walk or ride their bikes or scooters to school. Keen to ensure their classmates stay safe, the school council - which includes representatives of each class - launched a competition for children to design road safety posters.
Near neighbours Redrow, currently building new homes at Cransley Green just a short walk from the school, stepped in to offer scooters as prizes.
Head teacher Claire Shortt explains: “Each class has been learning about road safety, which is increasingly important now that it’s darker earlier. They’ve been finding out about messages such as ‘stop, look and listen’ and ‘be bright, be seen’ and general rules around crossing the road. The poster competition was a way to reinforce what they have learned and thanks to Redrow’s generosity we were able to give a winner from each class a scooter.”
Entries in the competition were judged by pupils and staff who selected seven winners who were presented with their prizes by Redrow representatives.
Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), says: “The children put a lot of effort into designing their posters covering everything from holding a parent’s hand when crossing the road to advice for drivers to be careful near the school. We were happy to be able to support the school’s road safety initiative by donating scooters as prizes.”
Sales of new Redrow homes at Cransley Green are motoring ahead, with early bird reservations now being taken for properties that won’t be ready to move into until next summer.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.