Developer donation aims to encourage Exmouth pupils to walk to school and stay safe

Hundreds of hi-viz snap bands have been donated to Marpool Primary School pupils to help them walk to school safely.

The Withycombe Raleigh school children were given 475 high-visability bands, to be worn on the wrist, donated by developer Taylor Wimpey in support of International Walk to School month.

The developer’s donation of snap bands is to back UK charity Living Streets, which annually aims to encourage families to leave the car at home and walk to school.

Rachel Pattison, headteacher at Marpool Primary School, said: “It’s really important to us that our pupils are happy and engaged when they arrive at school and walking is a great way for them to start the day.

“We want to encourage children and their parents to walk to school and the high visibility snap bands donated by Taylor Wimpey will help them to do this more safely.”


The snap bands are reflective and can be worn around the wrist.

Melissa Langton, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “We hope that our donation of snap bands to Marpool Primary School will help to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle, while staying safe on their walk to school.”

This month the developer has also donated hi-viz vests to St Martin’s Primary School and Nursery, in Cranbrook, and Trinity Primary and Nursery School, in Exeter.

Taylor Wimpey has donated more than 65,000 snap bands to school children around the UK since 2014, as part of the developer’s commitment to give something back to the local communities where it builds.

Cranbrook pupils can walk to school safely thanks to developer donation of hi-viz vests 

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