Landkey Primary School’s Forest School project wins Well Built Community Fund
Landkey Primary School has been chosen as a winner of RGB Building Supplies Well Built Community Fund. The school will be receiving £1,000 worth of materials from RGB’s Barnstaple branch to help them develop their Forest School.
In September, the builder’s merchant asked schools from across the region to get in contact and tell them how they could help them with a project. RGB was inundated with nominations and, after lengthy discussions, Landkey Primary School was chosen to receive the donation of materials.
The school’s Forest School project forms part of their curriculum and helps pupils develop confidence, self-esteem and emotional and social skills by using the natural environment. The £1,000 worth of building materials means that the school can install the shed used to house the Forest School equipment and create a fire circle where children will be able to experience outdoor cooking and learn how to stay safe around a fire, amongst other things.
Landkey Primary School is also planning to construct viewing supports enabling children to lean back and learn from the ever-changing environment above their heads, as well as creating level edges around their ponds so pupils can keep safe.
Zoe Gabriel, Forest School Leader at Landkey Primary School, said:
“We would like to say a massive thank you to RGB Building Supplies. The materials that we are now able to buy will be a big help in ensuring that we can continue to develop our Forest School for the benefit of children.”
Joe Farnell, assistant branch manager at RGB Barnstaple, said:
“We’re delighted to announce Landkey Primary School as winners in our Well Built Community Fund. We received some fantastic nominations from schools and it certainly wasn’t an easy task choosing a winner. Lankey Primary School’s Forest School sounds like an amazing project and we’re pleased to be able to help them on their way to completing it.”
Every other month RGB will be donating £1,000 worth of building materials to help and support groups in the region. Further call outs will be made to community groups and care homes asking them to nominate themselves.
More information about the Community Fund is available on RGB’s website.