Bellway helps Christ Church CofE Primary School in Newark to improve outdoor learning area for children
A primary school’s outdoor learning areas for pupils has been transformed thanks to the help of a housebuilder.
Bellway, which is building new homes at The Foresters at Middlebeck, provided manpower and materials to provide additional facilities for Christ Church CofE Primary School.
In the nursery outdoor space, relocated and constructed new sheds and created two patio areas — and in the allotment garden, four new planters, a shed, and materials to create a butterfly and bee garden were provided, with plans to build a bug hotel in the future.
Hard hats and hi-vis jackets for the children were also donated to be used during learning and play
School head, Alison Richardson, said: “There were a few outdoor area improvements which we needed support with so we could give children in the early years foundation stage a better outdoor learning experience.
“Relocating the sheds was a priority but we didn’t have the manpower to move them so it was a relief when Bellway came back and said they would relocate them for us.
“We’re very grateful to Bellway for helping us. They have created two fantastic patio areas within our nursery outside space.
“We have been able to plant our butterfly and bee garden so students can learn more about wildlife habitats and ecosystems.
“We’re also looking to build a bug hotel so we can teach our students about reusing natural materials to provide a safe hideaway for wildlife.”
Kenny Lattimore, sales manager for Bellway East Midlands, said: “We were more than happy to lend a helping hand to Christ Church CofE Primary School, which lies within the new Middlebeck neighbourhood where we’re building new homes.
“As well as delivering much-needed new housing in Newark, we’re committed to supporting the local community.
“We hope the school children enjoy using the new outdoor learning spaces and the school finds them beneficial for both their learning and wellbeing.”