Housebuilder’s donation helps school set up special garden

Children at a Chichester school will get their own peace and wildlife garden, thanks to support from Barratt Homes.

The local housebuilder has dug deep to donate £1000 towards March CE Primary School’s project to build the special facility.

The Barratt and David Wilson Homes Community Fund donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation and the fund is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.

Lending a hand

Jon Green, managing director of Barratt Homes, which is working on its Madgwick Park development in Chichester, said: “Supporting wildlife is important to us so when we heard the pupils at March CE Primary School were working on their own wildlife haven, we were keen to lend a hand. We look forward to visiting the new facility once it’s complete.”

March CE Primary school headteacher Nicky Metcalfe said: “There’s nothing quite like learning about nature by being immersed in it. The new peace and wildlife garden will do just that. A huge thank you to Barrratt Homes for making it a reality.”

The peace and wildlife garden will feature new seating areas for the children to use whilst watching nature, enjoying gardening and growing vegetables.