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Burton on Trent primary school receives helping hand with £1k donation

03 February 2021

A primary school in Burton on Trent has been given £1,000 to fund an outdoor learning space. Fountains Primary School has been gifted £1,000 by Persimmon Homes as part of its Community Champions funding scheme.

The school, that caters solely for children with special educational needs, plans to use the donation money to install permanent shelters to create an outdoor learning space for its students.

Nicola Price, headteacher at Fountains Primary School, said: “We are overjoyed with the money donated to us by Persimmon Homes North Midlands.

“All of our children enjoy being outdoors and providing them with an area where they can do their usual classroom work outdoors will provide a stimulating environment for those children who can often find it difficult being in a classroom and behind a desk all the time.

“These areas will also allow for less time being spent inside a classroom with limited ventilation and hopefully reduce risks of transmissions of coronavirus. Creating outdoor spaces for learning increases the physical activity levels of children which works towards lowering obesity and creating positive long-term outcomes for the children.

“We’ve been trying really hard to fundraise for this, so this donation is truly welcomed by all at Fountains Primary School.”

Nadine O’Dowd, sales director for Persimmon Homes North Midlands said the Community Champions initiative was a way of supporting people across every city, town and village where the company works.

Nadine also added: “We are delighted to be donating this money to Fountains Primary School. We hope our donation will bring them one step closer to raising the full amount for their outdoor educational space, which will be beneficial for so many of the pupils.”

The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves.

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