Housing giant Taylor Wimpey donates £200 to environment project at George White Junior School in Norwich
PUBLISHED: 10:00 14 May 2014
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Plans to bring the countryside into a city junior school have received a boost from a donation from a large building company.
George White Junior School in Silver Road, Norwich, teamed up with the Greener Growth community project earlier this year in a bid to help bring the countryside into the city.
The George White Greener Growth Project includes creating woven willow tunnels, a small orchard, and planted beds made from recycled tyres within the school grounds.
Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, which said it is currently building houses in eight developments in Norfolk, including NR1 in Norwich, has donated £200 to the school to help it improve its outdoor space.
June Sewell, headteacher at George White Junior School, said: “This very kind donation from Taylor Wimpey will help us with our exciting project to create a greener school environment for the benefit of pupils and the area’s biodiversity.
“Re-using and recycling where possible, we are transforming the playground into a green oasis where we can grow fruit and vegetables as well as helping the children develop a greater knowledge and understanding of the importance of the natural world, biodiversity and conservation.
“The whole school is getting involved with planning, planting and growing our playground, with fantastic support from parents and the wider community.”
Caroline Carter, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the local communities in which we build our new homes and we’re delighted that our donation will help George White Junior School with its project to transform its outside space.
“What the school is trying to achieve will create a fantastic area for the children to learn in and enjoy and will really bring nature back into the city.”