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Developer donates £600 for new play equipment at Newbury school

Pupils at a Newbury primary school are to benefit from brand new play equipment thanks to a generous donation from Bloor Homes Southern.


12/10/2016 - General

Pupils at a Newbury primary school are to benefit from brand new play equipment thanks to a generous donation from Bloor Homes Southern.

The Newbury-based housebuilder has provided £600 to The Winchcombe School, which will be used to pay for new equipment for the outdoor play area.

The donation was presented to staff and pupils during an assembly at the school.

Angela Hay, head teacher at The Winchcombe School said: "We have a wonderful outdoor playground and multi-use games area (MUGA) at the school, but at the moment there is a lack of play equipment for the children to use.

"We are therefore extremely grateful to Bloor Homes for their generous donation as it will enable us to provide additional equipment for the children to enjoy at play times and for extra-curricular activities.

"We have a number of exciting ideas about how we can use the money to further improve the experience for pupils at the school and we will be consulting with our Pupil Voice, made up of children chosen to represent their classmates, in order to decide what equipment to purchase."

As well as having its regional office on the town's Newbury Business Park, Bloor Homes is currently building new homes around the town, at its Harwood Place development in Woolton Hill and Greenham Gardens on Pyle Hill.

Regional Sales Director Kim Willcock said: "As a company we are always keen to support the local communities close to our developments, and we are delighted to be able to help The Winchcombe School provide new play equipment for its pupils.

"I know from my visit to the school that the staff and pupils have some exciting ideas for the play area and I'm very much looking forward to returning to see the children enjoying the new equipment when it has been installed."