FOR the second year running housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has provided financial support to encourage students at schools in the Wycombe area to compete against each other to find those with the potential to make a name for themselves as tip top engineers and technologists of the future.

This year’s £500 donation from the builder of the Pine Trees development at the top of Marlow Hill went towards the medals and prizes presented to the competitors and winners of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM - Olympics held at Wycombe Abbey this term.

Earlier in the day the students worked in groups through a series of engineering-based activities to test their problem solving, creativity and teamwork skills.

Thanking the builders for their continued support Wycombe Abbey headmistress Rhiannon Wilkinson said: “The event gives pupils the opportunity to apply their learning in a practical and fun environment while building on teamwork skills. It’s a great joy to bring local schools together and this year was again a success.”

Nikki Gibson, Taylor Wimpey’s regional sales and marketing director, said it had been a pleasure to see different schools join forces to discover new ways to learn.

For her part, Nikki is hoping families will use their nous to take advantage of the company’s part-exchange scheme as a hassle-free way of buying a four or five-bedroom house in the current phase at Pine Trees.

Prices from £530,000 for four-beds and from £770,000 for five-beds.