School's garden project given cash boost
23 December 2015
A Frinton-on-Sea school with plans to transform a disused swimming pool into an attractive garden for its pupils has been given a cash boost.
Hamford Primary Academy plans to fill in a pool to make way for the garden, which will be a place for children to learn about the environment and where their food comes from.
Persimmon Homes Essex heard about the plans and stepped in with a £250 donation.
Peter Hamblin, School Business Manager, said: “The swimming pool became too expensive for the school to operate so the decision was taken to remove it. The children continue to take swimming lessons at the local public swimming pool in Walton on the Naze.
“We have a very active gardening club at Hamford Primary Academy so we thought it would be a great idea to make it into a new garden area.
“We’re very grateful to Persimmon Homes for their help.”
Kim Oates, Head of Sales, said: “We are committed to supporting communities in the areas in which we work. It’s a cornerstone of what we stand for at Persimmon.
“We’re delighted to be able to hand over this money to Hamford Primary. We look forward to seeing the finished garden and hope the children enjoy it for years to come.”
Hamilton Gate is made up of 37 two, three and four bedroom homes.