Date: Tuesday 09 June 2015
A large-scale outdoor playhouse for environmental learning is set to be created at a nursery in Merthyr Tydfil – with help from a £500 donation from our team at Taylor Wimpey South Wales.
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Nursery – which, alongside its four to 11-year-old pupils, caters for early-learning children aged three to four – will soon have the brand new playhouse built in the nursery’s reception yard.
The new facility will aim to teach young children information about the outdoors in an enjoyable and practical way, as well as encourage imaginative play, communication skills and team-work.
Headteacher Karen Wathan says: “We are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their very kind donation towards our new outdoor playhouse. I know from experience that facilities like this make a huge difference in the children’s learning, especially from such a young age, and it will be a huge asset to our school.
“Outdoor learning is a key priority that we always aim to improve – 45% of our students speak English with an additional language, so this type of fun and interactive learning can really help bring children together.
“With useful and supportive equipment that will really assist our youngest students in getting very hands-on with the environment, we hope that this fantastic playhouse will grow and develop throughout the years, creating many different learning opportunities for the pupils we have here.”
Sara Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Wales, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the local communities in which we build our new homes, and we’re delighted that our donation will enable St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Nursery to build a new outdoor playhouse.
“What the school is aiming to achieve with this learning facility will create a fantastic area for the nursery children to learn.”
Cwrt Aneurin Bevan in Merthyr Tydfil currently offers a selection of three and four-bedroom houses.