GGHT and partners launch new kitchen at Beamont Community Primary School
Published by Mark Foster for Golden Gates Housing Trust in Communities and also in Health, Housing, Local Government
Beamont Community Primary School Kitchen Launch
Pupils at Beamont Community Primary School are celebrating this week with the launch of their new community kitchen. Work to complete the kitchen was carried out by Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) and its construction partners including Up Holland Property Services, with materials supplied by the Trust’s suppliers including Rixonway and Jewson.
Funding was also provided by Warrington Borough Council Local Area Fund, a partnership of organisations including Warrington Borough Council, Health, Police, Community, Faith and Voluntary Groups, Businesses and Residents.
Beamont Primary School in Orford is over 100 years old. Staff, have been exploring partnerships, projects and funding for some time. The school’s parents group, ‘Friends of Beamont’ were responsible on clearing the space, cleaning the room and initiating funding streams. This latest project sees the school achieve its ambition of owning a new kitchen to enable the school to deliver projects across the community.
The new fully kitted kitchen features all new work surfaces, new tiles to all walls and floors along with a range of appliances including two cookers, a dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster and micro-wave.
The school hopes the new kitchen will benefit the pupils and the local community in delivering a number of initiatives including healthy eating, bake off competitions and delivering courses in food hygiene and cookery.
Head teacher, Karen Morris said: “We have wanted a new kitchen for some time now but struggled to find the resources or money to do it. With the help of Golden Gates Housing Trust and partners we now have a fully fitted kitchen for the children and wider community to use and enjoy.”
GGHT Chair, Roy Smith said: “It’s fantastic to see the new kitchen and the benefits it’s going to bring the children of Beamont Community Primary School and the local community. I would like to thank all of our partners who have helped to make this happen and our own staff for their hard work in producing such a great final result.”