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Housebuilder backs school’s outdoor classroom project


Children at a primary school in Fulford are a step closer to benefiting from an improved outdoor classroom, thanks to a donation from a local housebuilder.

Persimmon Homes Yorkshire has donated a collection of items that will help shape St Oswald’s Church of England Primary School’s garden classroom.

The enhanced outdoor facility will be used by reception pupils providing them with an interactive environment to build, play and explore.

Reception teacher, Debbie Nott, is grateful for Persimmon’s support.

She said: “Persimmon has kindly given us willow fencing, tree stumps, logs, milk crates and old car tyres.  These are all essential items in helping us to build our interactive outdoor classroom.

“The beauty of teaching outdoors is that children often don’t perceive it as learning and the various activities we can create can have a very positive impact on a child’s development and understanding of natural world around them.

“We are very excited to be launching this project which will further enhance our existing curriculum and are grateful that businesses, such as Persimmon Homes, share our enthusiasm. We are working towards completing the new area by December.

Simon Usher, managing director at Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, added: “We are currently in the early stages of a major development in Fulford where we intended to build around 655 new homes over the coming years as well as improving the highway, flood defences and enhance existing wildlife and nature areas. So we were very pleased to support St Oswald’s new venture.”

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