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Academy's play area transformed by developer Bloor Homes

A housebuilder has transformed a disused section of a school playground into an attractive and functional play area with the help of a team of contractors.
Students at Flitch Green Academy have been delighted by the restoration of their play area, managed by the site team at Bloor Homes’ Summers Brook development, which is next to the school.


20/09/2016 - General

A housebuilder has transformed a disused section of a school playground into an attractive and functional play area with the help of a team of contractors. 
 
Students at Flitch Green Academy have been delighted by the restoration of their play area, managed by the site team at Bloor Homes’ Summers Brook development, which is next to the school. 
 
It took the team three weeks to transform the disused area of the playground into a play area, complete with seating and a stage to perform plays from.  
 
Groundworkers DA Cant, PGM Carpentry Contractors and painters ID Lloyd & Son helped out on the project.
 
The students in the school parliament came up with the idea of writing to Bloor Homes to ask for help, and were also involved with thinking up ideas and creating concepts and colour schemes for the final plans. 
 
The project took place over the summer holidays, so students were delighted to return to school on Monday 5th September to discover the newly renovated section of their playground.  
 
David Wright, assistant site manager at the Summer’s Brook development, oversaw the project. 
 
He said: “It’s brilliant to be able to contribute to the local community in this way and make sure that the students have a really great play area to call their own. 
 
“Getting the students’ input on the plans was also very helpful, as we had an idea of what they wanted from the space and how they wanted the area to look. We were very impressed with all their fantastic ideas which all helped contribute to the final plans. 
 
“It took the team three weeks to complete the project and we’re really proud of the result. We hope that the students will enjoy the new area for many years to come.” 
 
Nathan Lowe, Principal at Flitch Green Academy, said: “We’re really grateful to Bloor for providing the manpower and resources to transform an area of our playground which was unused and had fallen into disrepair. 
 
 
“It meant a lot to our students that they were able to contribute to the project, and that Bloor took all their ideas so seriously and listened to what they wanted from their play area.
 
“It now looks absolutely fantastic and our students are so excited about being able to use the new area of their playground.”