School's fundraising campaign given major boost
Published by Craig Downs for Keepmoat in Housing and also in Communities, Education
Pupils from Worsbrough Common Primary School, pictured with Keepmoat Project Manager, Gerry Docherty, Specialist Learning Mentor, Lisa Gray and Darren Rae, Forklift Truck Operator from Bramall Construction
Pupils from a Yorkshire primary school are celebrating after a local firm made a donation towards their fundraising campaign.
Bramall Construction, part of the Keepmoat Group donated £2,000 to help Worsbrough Common Primary School in Barnsley purchase a new multi-use games area, which has been installed within the grounds of the school.
The donation was presented to pupils to mark the completion of a major regeneration scheme in the area which has seen the successful development of 79 new homes for affordable rent and sale on behalf of South Yorkshire Housing Association.
The money was added to the £4,000 which had already been raised by the pupils by organising a series of craft and summer fairs.
The multi-use games area will be used by all pupils, aged between 3 and 11, as part of their school curriculum. The idea for the facility came from class discussions and parental feedback which revealed that many of the children were unable to play outdoors at home due to problems with anti-social behaviour and street crime in their area.
Head Teacher of Worsbrough Common Primary School, Kate Davies said: “We are very grateful to Bramall Construction for making a donation towards our fundraising campaign. It means a lot to the pupils and parents of the school.
“Our vision is to provide a safe and secure environment with a variety of activities which will suit all pupils’ needs.
“It is intended that the facility will be used before and during lessons as well as for after school and holiday clubs. We will also use it to hold events and competitions to bring the community together.”
Brendon Hutchinson, Contracts Director for Keepmoat, said: “We have been working in the area for the last two years and have developed close relationships with the local community, including the school.
“We support a number of projects within the communities we work and we are pleased to make this donation towards their multi-use-games area. The donation marks the completion of our development of new homes in the area and I am looking forward to coming back soon to see the pupils using and enjoying the equipment.”
The regeneration of Worsbrough Common has seen the culmination of four years’ work which included the design and build of 79 new homes, landscaped areas and improvements to road networks and the surrounding area.
Last month, representatives from all partners involved in the project including Keepmoat, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Worsbrough Common Community Association, Barnsley Council and Berneslai Homes joined together with the school and local residents for a community celebration.