Garden makeover is on cards at village first school thanks to grant - The Evesham Observer

Garden makeover is on cards at village first school thanks to grant

Evesham Editorial 1st Dec, 2016   0

A DRAKES Broughton school is all set for a garden makeover after receiving a £1,000 donation from a leading UK house builder.

St Barnabas CE First and Middle School recently received the cash from Persimmon Homes South Midlands’ ‘Community Champions scheme’, which awards up to £2,000 to two schools or community groups in the region each month.

The school plans to create a spiritual garden where its pupils and staff can sit and enjoy their peaceful surroundings.

Katharine Simmonds, school business manager, said: “We’re thrilled to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes South Midlands, as it will support our garden project.




“We have more than 340 children between the ages of four and 12 and we’re sure they will all love our new facility.

“The garden aims to be a sanctuary for the children, providing them with a peaceful place to take time out or simply relax with friends.”


Carol Selway, head of sales for Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “It’s always great to support local causes in areas we build. St Barnabas is close to our Wyre Meadows development in Pershore.

“Persimmon Homes South Midlands has had a fantastic response to its Community Champions scheme and it’s always a difficult choice.

“If people were unsuccessful last month, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website to try again. Hopefully, they will then become our next Community Champion.”

Visit www.persimmonhomes.com to apply or for more information.

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