School facilities to be given a facelift
19 November 2021
A parent teacher association on a mission to improve their school’s outdoor environment has been given a lifeline thanks to our West Midlands region.
Persimmon Homes makes £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives across the UK.
Located between Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth, the charity meets regularly with to discuss how best to support the work of teachers and pupils at Worfield Endowed CofE Primary School.
Vicky Grimsdale, a class teacher at the school, said: “We’re over the moon to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes.
“The school is currently raising money to improve the grounds by providing new seating and outdoor play equipment because our current facilities are finally starting to show their age after 20+ years of good service.
“Staff and parents have invested heavily in the physical and mental health of the children during the pandemic so now we’re getting back to normality, it would be amazing to provide the new equipment as soon as possible.
Most of our regular events have been curtailed in recent months and state funding currently has other priorities so we’ve been raising money through a new Lucky Lottery and non-uniform days.
“Sadly, we have missed the traditional cash boost that our summer fete and Christmas events usually bring in so this £1,000 donation is really important for us.”
David Greengrass, head of sales for West Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting The Friends of Worfield School in their fundraising efforts this year.
“We know that FOWS have been able to fund a forest school and playground markings in the past but this project was something we really wanted to get involved with, especially after everything that’s happened with the pandemic.
“Local children have been stuck indoors for the best part of 18 months so to help provide new outdoor facilities will hopefully put some big smiles on children’s faces.”