March 5, 2024

A Midlands housebuilder is helping a Worcestershire primary school lay the foundation for a new outdoor learning and eating area.

Horgan Homes responded to a plea for help from Clent Parochial Primary School to remove its existing rotten and unsafe wooden playground so it can install new outdoor tables to be used for outdoor learning and eating for the children.

Workers from the construction company, which is currently working on phase two of its luxury housing development Manor Gardens at Hackman’s Gate and recently secured a new site in Chaddesley Corbett, removed the old apparatus and prepared the ground for the new installation.

Headteacher Elisabeth Hyland said: “The covid pandemic has made it exceptionally difficult to raise any funds for 18 months for essential school equipment, let alone for the playground removal, so we are incredibly grateful to Horgan Homes for doing this work free of charge.

“We believe this new area, that will be developed as a peaceful, sensory and outdoor learning area, is essential to the wellbeing of the children and it’s vital that they have a safe environment. We’d like to thank Horgan Homes for donating its time and can now look forward to getting the new area cultivated.”

Horgan Homes Director Sophie Horgan said: “We love being part of the community around Clent and know that children from the families moving into our homes may well benefit from this new asset.

“Our team really enjoyed their time at the school and we look forward to the grand unveiling when it’s complete.”