Local infant school receives funding boost

17 January 2024

St. Michael’s Nursery and Infant School in Workington celebrates after successfully applying for funding to improve their outdoor play space.

St. Michael’s Nursery and Infant School has been awarded a £5,000 donation from Persimmon after applying to the housebuilder’s Community Champions initiative.

Teachers and pupils from the school welcomed Persimmon Lancashire Managing Director Anthony Mansfield and local ward councillor Barbara Cannon to formally receive the donation. 

The donation has been used to improve the school's outdoor space, creating a safer and more captivating area for pupils to enjoy.

Spending more time in outdoor learning areas can help boost a child’s physical and mental well-being, which this project hopes to achieve.

Mrs Candice Regan Headteacher at St. Michael’s Nursery and Infant School commented: 'On behalf of us all here at St Michael's, we would like to thank Persimmon for the incredibly generous donation that has enabled us to make much-needed improvements to the outdoor space for our children'.

Councillor for St Michaels Workington, Barbara Cannon, added: “It is great to see local businesses, such as Persimmon, investing in local schools to support young people in Workington.

‘I had the opportunity to visit the school recently and see the brilliant improvements that have been made to the outdoor space. I am sure it will have a positive impact.’

Anthony Mansfield, Managing Director at Persimmon Lancashire, said: ‘It was great to visit the team and St. Michael’s Nursery and Infant School and see their new outdoor play area.

‘At Persimmon, we’re committed to supporting communities and leaving a positive impact in the areas in which we operate.

‘We hope pupils of St. Michael’s Nursery and Infant School enjoy the new outdoor play area for years to come.’

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