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Pupils from Parkland Primary School on their site visit

Homebuilder and school raise funds for new playground

School children don high-vis and hard hats to learn about construction and the importance of health and safety

Posted by Stephanie Broad | June 24, 2016 | Outdoors

As Bridgend-based luxury homes builder Waterstone Homes makes its inaugural development in Swansea, it has teamed up with a local primary school to help raise money for a much-needed playground refresh, to improve the quality of playtimes and school life for its pupils.

The company has joined forces with Parkland Primary School in Swansea, donating more than £700 worth of prizes towards a fundraising raffle.

In collaboration with Parkland School’s Parents’ Association, the event hopes to raise £3,000 towards new playground equipment for the junior section of the school, better suited to the children’s needs.

Pupils from Parkland School joined Waterstone Homes at the site of one of their most popular property developments, Howells’ Reach, to gain a first-hand insight into the world of construction and health and safety. Pupils also attended an assembly delivered by the luxury property developer on health and safety issues and dangers present on a building site to involve them in the partnership.

Lydia Fasham, Chair of the Parents’ Association, said: “We are thrilled about Waterstone Homes’ kindness and incredible generosity towards our school. The children absolutely loved the experience of visiting the construction site and learning about the building process. It provided them with a fantastic day out away from the classroom that really captured their imaginations. They are all very excited about the new playground that will be made possible, largely thanks to Waterstone Homes’ help.”

Anne Lloyd, Parkland School’s headteacher, added: “We’re hoping to raise lots of money at our summer fete on the 24 June and Waterstone Homes’ donations will go a long way towards covering the cost of new and exciting apparatus for the children, which I know for a fact will mean a great deal to them all! Learning hand-in-hand with play is very important for us at Parkland.”

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