School opens outdoor class

CHILDREN at Glemsford Primary School are getting plenty of fresh air during lessons from now on.

Thanks to a £1,000 donation from a Glemsford manufacturing company and two Sudbury building supplies firms, the school has an outdoor classroom.

Headteacher Liz Steele said: “We had been looking to do this project for some time but, with limited resources, this wasn’t possible.

“I cannot believe the generosity that has been extended by Philips Avent in Glemsford, and in particular a group of their work force.

“We would also like to thank Kent Blaxhill and Turner Hire for their help in supplying the materials and equipment to complete this project.”

She said the aim of the new classroom was to provide an “engaging area” for pupils to study nature and ecology. A workforce of school volunteers also helped to construct the classroom.

Scott Roberts, from Philips Avent in Lower Road, Glemsford, said: “As a large local employer we really wanted to give something back to the community.

“The project was rewarding for all employees involved and we are already looking forward to the next one”.

The company said it was hoping to continue to working with more schools in the area.

The project is part of a national initiative run by its parent company to help schools in the communinity called Simply Healthy @ Schools.

Mr Roberts added: “For schools that are interested in taking part in the initiative, please contact us at Philips Avent, Lower Rd, Glemsford, CO10 7QS.”