Gorebridge pupils benefit from book donation

Taylor Wimpey East Scotlands sales executive June McLeod with some of the pupils at Gorebridge Primary School. Photo: Chris Watt
Taylor Wimpey East Scotlands sales executive June McLeod with some of the pupils at Gorebridge Primary School. Photo: Chris Watt

Children at Gorebridge Primary School are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following a generous donation by Taylor Wimpey.

The local housebuilder, which is building new homes at its Harvieston Park development in Gorebridge, has given £250 to the school to fund new books for the school library.

It was all part of World Book Day, a national event which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading, and which this year celebrated its 20th birthday.

Gorebridge headteacher Mrs Gillian Grant said: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey East Scotland for this kind donation.

“It’s great to be able to add to the choice of books on offer in our library for the children to read and it’s also really inspiring for them to see how much a business like Taylor Wimpey values reading.

“Our eager readers are now really looking forward to getting stuck into their new books!”

Karen Armstrong, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added: “Reading is such an important skill, as well as being great fun, so we are delighted to be making this donation to support Gorebridge Primary School.

“It’s a great example of the way we are committed to supporting schools and other local organisations within the communities in which we build our new homes. We hope the children really enjoy these new books!”