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St Margaret’s RCPS outdoor education gets £1,000 boost

23 January 2023

A local primary school has been announced as one of our Community Champions – receiving a £1,000 donation from the North Scotland region.

St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Dunfermline has been fundraising for new outdoor educational equipment for children of all ages. The school aims to boost their ‘Playground Pals’ programme by purchasing new equipment that will develop pupil’s leadership and creativity skills, while supporting outdoor learning and emotional wellbeing.

The £1,000 donation from North Scotland is part of the Community Champions scheme, which supports good causes in areas where we build new homes. The scheme has seen over £1.5m donated to local charities, clubs and organisations across the country since 2021.

Katie Mitchell, St Margaret’s RCPS Deputy Head Teacher, said:

“We would like to thank Persimmon for their kind donation towards our Playground Pals programme.

“St Margaret’s has been fundraising for new outdoor equipment for some time to enrich our playground environment for pupils.

“Our aspiration is to motivate and engage our pupils in outdoor education and this donation takes us one step closer to fulfilling that ambition.”

James MacKay, North Scotland Managing Director, said:

“I'm thrilled that we can assist the pupils and staff at St Margaret’s RC Primary School with their playground pals project, which will bring real benefits for local pupils.

“The school has done a fantastic job fundraising for the new equipment and I hope that our donation can help move the project one step closer to completion. We want to leave a positive, lasting legacy in the areas where we operate and supporting local initiatives like the playground pals project is a big part of that.”

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Supporting your communities

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.

We're proud to be one of Team GB's official partners for Paris 2024. In the lead up to the Olympics we'll be posting lots of exciting content in partnership with Team GB, from athlete appearances to competitions and challenges.

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