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Homebuilders welcome Maidenhill pupils with gift made for them

The homebuilders behind Maidenhill, the brand new community within Newton Mearns, made pupils at the development’s brand new primary school feel right at home for the start of term.

CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland presented the first pupils at Maidenhill Primary School with their very own welcome gift.

The doors to the brand new school opened on Monday 19 August, and shortly after all 120 pupils were greeted with their own personal water bottles to help keep them hydrated during the school day and reduce use of single-use plastic bottles at the school.

Both CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland contributed the land and funding for the Maidenhill Primary School, which sits at the heart of the brand new community which is being brought to life by both award-winning homebuilders.

With 444 primary school places and 120 nursery places, state-of-the-art Maidenhill Primary School also offers a multi-use games area and 3G pitch available for use by the wider community.

The gifts were presented by Jackie Farr of CALA Homes (West) and Pamela Duff from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland – both of whom are based on the Maidenhill development.

Alasdair McDonald, Headteacher at Maidenhill Primary School, said: “The children are delighted with their new water bottles.  It’s a great way to encourage them to stay hydrated all day long to help keep up their concentration levels, and they’ll come in especially handy when the kids go on their daily mile around the area.”

Jackie Farr, sales consultant at CALA Homes (West), said: “The school looks absolutely fantastic – it was wonderful to see it first-hand, and to present the kids with a little welcome gift to mark the start of the new school term. I’m sure we’ll see the water bottles being carried by the children as they take part in their daily mile throughout the school year.”

Pamela Duff, sales executive at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “The opening of Maidenhill Primary School has been highly anticipated by the teams on the development, as well as the residents already living in their new homes, and it’s wonderful to see it open. It really is the heart of the development, so we couldn’t let the start of term pass without a small gesture to welcome the first pupils to class.”

CALA Homes (West) and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland are currently in the first phase of the £150 million development, which when complete will comprise 185 three, four and five bedroom homes at Westfield Gardens and Hazeldene Lea.