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Pupils at St Mary's Primary School in Edwinstowe recently received a donation of kit bags from David Wilson Homes for Walk to School Week.

Walk to School Week took place from 17th to 21st May and inspires thousands of children and parents to walk to school if they live locally to get exercise and reduce fuel consumption with short local journeys.

35 of the kit bags, which are high-vis, were donated to the school’s Class 1 pupils to help them make future journeys to school safely on foot, whilst ensuring they’re kitted out for the next academic year.

Maria Parkin, Headteacher at St Mary’s Primary School, said: “We’re most grateful to Barratt and David Wilson Homes for the donation of high-vis kit bags to help our pupils walk to school and keep them visible during their commutes in darker nights and mornings.

“We have put the kit bags to good use to encourage more of our pupils to walk to school and to stay safe.”

St Mary’s Primary School is located nearby the homebuilders’ Thoresby Vale development and the donation of the kit bags is part of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ commitment to supporting the local community.

In what’s been a challenging year for schools across the country as a result of the pandemic, the leading developer is as dedicated as ever to providing support during Walk to School Week and beyond.

Mark Cotes, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said: “We want to ensure the pupils in the local community are safe while travelling to and from school during Walk to School Week and during darker evenings once autumn comes around again.”

David Wilson Homes’ hi-vis kit bags have been particularly useful during Walk to School Week and will also benefit the pupils during school trips once they are able to visit places outside of the school grounds.

David Wilson Homes currently has three and four bedroom homes available at Thoresby Vale with prices starting from £269,995.

For more information about the development, please call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8473.