New chapter for Telford school library following donation
Pupils at a Telford primary school are pouring over a pile of new books we’ve donated to them after they named our latest development in the town.
We’ve donated £250 worth of books to Grange Park Primary School after they came up with the name for our new development of 48 homes being built on the former site of the school. Year Six pupils suggested six names for the development and we chose Oakwood as the winner.
As a thank you for their efforts we’ve bought a stack of new books for the school library, including Big Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman, The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell and class sets – which consist of a variety of books that cater specially to Year Six children who are preparing for the move up to secondary school.
Senior marketing co-ordinator Simon Allen visited the school to hand over the books.
Alison White, year six teacher at Grange Park Primary School, said: “We are extremely grateful to Bromford for their generosity of purchasing additional reading books for the children at Grange Park. The children are already enjoying reading them with each other. At Grange Park, reading is at the heart of our curriculum and we strongly believe that being a competent and fluent reader opens up the gateway to the rest of the curriculum.”
Simon said: “We are delighted to have donated these books to Grange Park Primary School, as a thank you for them naming our upcoming development. We loved all of the names they suggested, but Oakwood was the perfect choice!
“It was great to visit the schoolchildren and read through some of their brand-new books with them. We hope that they thoroughly enjoy these books, and that they are useful for the school to use now and in years to come.
“Supporting and forming lasting partnerships with communities, organisations and schools nearby where we operate is very important to us at Bromford. Alongside providing much needed affordable housing for local people, we strive to collaborate with local communities wherever possible and create thriving, new places which residents can feel proud to call home.”
The school moved to its new site in 2017. Our in-house construction team are currently on site building the new homes, which are a mix of one, two and three bedroom properties for rent and shared ownership.