School receives a grand donation
This month’s £1,000 award from a housebuilder as part of its Community Fund initiative has gone to Stobhillgate First School in Morpeth.
The donation from Barratt Homes will go towards the creation of a nature area in the grounds of the school, which is located near to the company’s South Fields development.
This will help to promote outdoor learning and highlight the importance of nurturing local wildlife.
The donation comes after Barratt Homes worked with the school earlier in the year to provide a home for the birds in the area.
Pupils were gifted with a selection of bird boxes, which they then decorated and installed in the school grounds. Once launched, the bird boxes will be moved onto the nature area.
Stobhillgate First School headteacher Glen Whitehead said: “It’s been wonderful to work with Barratt Homes this year and the children have really enjoyed watching the local wildlife on the grounds develop.
“We are always looking for ways to promote outdoor learning and the donation towards our new nature area will allow us to continue this. The children are very excited for the nature area to take shape and we look forward to getting it finished.”
Becky Mortimer, sales manager at the South Fields development, said: “We’re delighted that our work with Stobhillgate First School has developed and that we’re able to further support the school with its new nature area.
“It’s wonderful to see the children enjoying the outdoors and learning about the local wildlife, and we hope that our donation will make a big difference to the school.”
The dramatic events of the pandemic are having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers and consequently the advertising that we receive. We are now more reliant than ever on your support through buying our newspaper. If you can, please pick up a copy of the Morpeth Herald when you are at the shops. Thank you.