A LOCAL housebuilding firm partnered with a Warrington school to host a day dedicated to raising the aspirations of year six pupils.

One of the largest home construction companies in the UK, Taylor Wimpey, visited St Ann’s CE Primary School in Orford to hold a workshop for its most senior year group to enjoy.

Aspiration Day, which was held in partnership with charity Magic Breakfast, saw the year six pupils take part in workshops to show various different career paths they could take in the future.

And pupils were also given the opportunity to ask Taylor Wimper employee’s questions about their job roles before taking part in mock job interviews.

Liz Grumbley, teacher at St Ann's CE Primary School, commented on the day, saying: “The pupils enthusiastically crafted questions for the Taylor Wimpey team and thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.

“Thanks to Taylor Wimpey and Magic Breakfast for offering this enriching experience to the children. We hope we can work with them in the future on other exciting initiatives.”

Taylor Wimpey is building new homes across the north west, including at the Aldon Wood development in Warrington.

The housebuilder has a national partnership with Magic Breakfast, a charity that provides free, nutritious breakfasts to school children facing hunger.

So far from September 2023 to this September, the charity has made a contribution of £80,000 to provide over 285,714 breakfasts for pupils in England and Scotland during the school term.

The organisations are also carrying out a programme of school visits across the region and beyond.

Linda Worthington, engagement partner for Magic Breakfast, added: “The Aspiration Day went really well. I am not sure who was more excited - the staff from Taylor Wimpey or the children.

“Once the interviews got underway, everyone was chatting, laughing and engaging wonderfully. It was lovely to see the social interaction between the pupils and the staff from Taylor Wimpey. I’m sure the pupils got a great deal out of the event, and hopefully have been inspired to look at different job roles in the future too.”

Meanwhile Lisa Waugh, managing director at the construction firm said: “I would like to thank the school and pupils for giving us the opportunity to demonstrate the variety of exciting roles the construction sector has to offer, and the possibility of inspiring the next generation of future employees.”