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Local housebuilder donates to Ysgol Gynradd Creigiau Primary School

A local housebuilder has given its backing to Ysgol Gynradd Creigiau Primary School with a £3,000 donation.

Persimmon Homes East Wales presented the cheque to the school’s staff, pupils, earlier this week, which will direct funds towards new and improved outdoor areas. The developer and school were delighted to be joined by Cardiff West MP, Kevin Brennan.

Ysgol Gynradd Creigiau Primary School is run by a dedicated team of educators who work year-round to provide engaging activities, educational programs, and essential resources that are often beyond the reach of standard funding. They applied to the developer’s Community Champions scheme to support their current initiative to enhance the school’s outdoor space.

The school is located near the five-star housebuilder’s Capel Llanilltern development, which has three and four-bed homes available from £264,995 on the outskirts of Cardiff. The multi-phase site will see 1,500 high-quality homes built during construction with a new primary school, shops, offices, sports pitches, and a transport park-and-ride facility delivered alongside them.

The funding came from the business’ Community Champions scheme, which sees the East Wales region donate £24,000 each year to good causes and commendable organizations in the areas in which it develops. Recent recipients in the area include Llantwit Fardre RFC Minis and Juniors and Radyr Comprehensive School’s rugby team.

Commenting, Persimmon Homes East Wales Sales Director Victoria Williams, said:

“As we aim to bring new and affordable homes to Cardiff for local families – thereby alleviating local housing pressures – it’s only natural for Persimmon to provide support to the local community, including nearby schools, along with their staff, pupils, and parents.

“This is why we were thrilled to learn that Ysgol Gynradd Creigiau Primary School applied to our Community Champions scheme. Despite the stiff competition this quarter, we are proud to have been able to offer our support.

“We eagerly anticipate the outcomes of the fundraising efforts by the school’s community and are excited to see the positive impact this will have on the children at Creigiau.”

Headteacher at Ysgol Gynradd Creigiau Primary School, Delyth Kirkman added:

We are delighted to receive this generous financial donation from Persimmon that we will use to develop our outdoor learning provision for all our pupils.

“Our older pupils recently enjoyed their community engagement session where they created playscapes for the Capel Llanilltern development with two local architects.

“Making connections with local businesses, such as Persimmon, will enhance our pupils’ skills and knowledge in the area of careers and the world of work.

“We look forward to collaborating further with Persimmon and their employees. Diolch Persimmon.”