School’s playground plans made possible thanks to leading Welsh property firm

Welsh property developer Waterstone Homes has donated money to a local primary school to help it achieve a much-needed playground refresh, aimed at improving the quality of playtimes and school life for pupils.

The housebuilder has donated £500 to Broad Haven Primary School as part of its commitment to supporting and bringing value to the communities that it builds within.

The money will be used to purchase new playground equipment and to construct a secure storage shed to safely store equipment while it is not in use.
In addition to the financial donation, pupils from the school also received a visit from the developer’s Health and Safety Advisor, Ian John, to learn all about the importance of health and safety around building sites.

During the presentation, the children heard about what they need to be aware of around building sites, before Waterstone Homes’ Sales and Marketing Director, Andrea Gardner, presented Head Teacher Mr Lewis with the cheque.

The collaboration between the housebuilder and primary school comes as the property developer completes work on its latest residential development, Sand Banks, made up of 12 luxury four-bedroom homes in the centre of Broad Haven.

Broad Haven Primary school was chosen by Waterstone Homes to receive its support due to its close proximity to the Sand Banks development. The family firm is keen to educate children on the dangers of building sites and how important safety is within the industry.

The presentation follows an initial safety visit to the development by the pupils last summer, where they were given a tour around the building site, shown plans and artist impressions for the scheme, as well as educated on the machinery being used on site.

Speaking about the donation and visit, Mr Lewis, Head Teacher at Broad Haven Primary School said: “We are very thankful to Waterstone Homes for their kind donation. The new playground equipment will provide pupils with a variety of much needed games to enjoy during their class breaks.

“The site safety visit was extremely useful for our pupils. Being so close to the development, it’s important that our children understand how to be safe around potentially dangerous areas, the information is very transferable too, so to get our children safety aware at such a young age can only be a good thing. They thoroughly enjoyed the talk and are all looking forward to putting what they have learnt into practice.”

Andrea Gardner, sales and marketing director at Waterstone Homes said: “We’re so pleased to be helping Broad Haven Primary school. Our donation will go a long way towards enhancing important play areas for the children outside.

“With a lot of our developments being built in areas ideal for families, we think it’s important to educate children on how to behave around these kinds of locations, which is why we chose to offer the pupils an educative session on health and safety in addition to the donation of playground equipment. We hope the pupils at the school learnt a lot and enjoyed themselves.”