The time has come for lucky pupils at a county school to clock watch - but they will be rewarded for their efforts.
Southam Primary School students are being encouraged to learn to tell the time, courtesy of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, which has donated watches as prizes.
The project will reward children with their very own brand new analogue watch, once they’re able to tell the half past, quarter to, and quarter past times on the classroom clock.
A £738 donation has been made to the Warwickshire school – which lies less than a mile from Taylor Wimpey’s new Lilley Meadow development – to help pupils aged six, seven, eight and nine years old, in Years 2, 3 and 4 to tell the time on an analogue clock face.
Emma Longworth, Headteacher at Southam Primary School, says: “We’re thrilled that Taylor Wimpey wanted to help out with a donation.
“We have a number of pupils in Years 2, 3 and 4 who find telling the time on an analogue watch tricky, and we’re keen for them to be able to tell the time using both analogue and digital watches.
“On behalf of everyone at the school, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation which will be used to purchase the new watches.
“They’re going to be a great incentive for the pupils.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Manager for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, said: “We’re committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, and working in partnerships with local schools is an example of how we do this.
“We’re thrilled to be helping Southam Primary School, which is so close to Lilley Meadow, and we wish them the best of luck with the project.”
Further information on Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 01926 516911 or by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.
To find out more, property-seekers can visit the Sales Centre, located off Coventry Road, Southam, and open Thursday to Monday from 11am to 5pm, or call the Sales Executive on 01926 351029.