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Newport school secures funding boost

09 August 2022

A Newport school has plans to expand its diversity curriculum – thanks to funding.

Llanwern High School has been selected as a Community Champion by East Wales and has received a £1,000 boost.

The Community Champions scheme supports 64 good causes across Great Britain each month with grants of up to £64,000, including up to £4,000 in Wales.

Llanern High School, on Hartridge Farm Road, will use its funding to promote diversity and combat racism.

The school recently held its Taste of Newport Food Festival, which featured food from around the world and celebrated different cultures.

Leon Andrews, a teacher at the school, said:

“We’re thrilled to receive this generous backing.

“We were recently shortlisted for the Betty Campbell Award at the National Teaching Awards for the work we have done to promote diversity and combat racism.

“This money will allow us to continue our work by increasing the number of community events to promote diversity in the local area, such as the recent food festival.

“On top of that, we are committed to supporting pupils with additional learning needs. We want to offer as many off-site and outdoor experiences as possible to help raise aspirations.

“Our plans include creating a plastic bottle greenhouse, our own vegetable patch and a flower garden.“Funding is hard to come by so we rely on donations from amazing companies such as Persimmon.”

Persimmon Homes is currently preparing to start work on its new Springfield Meadows development on Baldwin Drive in Llanwern, where there will be a mix of homes for first time buyers and families.

Househunters can register an interest now by visiting Springfield Meadows or by calling one of our sales advisors on 01443 223 653.

Victoria Williams, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes East Wales, said:

“We’re delighted to be able to support Llanwern High School, which has demonstrated a clear commitment to offering all pupils a rich education.

“Persimmon Homes is proud to support good causes in the areas in which we are building and this is another example of that.”

To apply for Community Champions funding, visit

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At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

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