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Pupils at a Cheltenham primary school have marked Children’s Gardening Week by breaking in their new tools, courtesy of our donation.

Springbank Primary Academy, which is close to our Springbank View development, received essential gardening equipment including trowels, gloves, plant pots and watering cans, to help younger children embrace nature and gardening within the Forest School.

Forest School is a child-centred and child-led learning process that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions, promoting and supporting all children’s physical, emotional and spiritual learning.

This is the second such donation we've made to the school, after a gifting of vocational, topic-related books for Children’s Book Week in late 2023.

Yvonne Pirso, Head of Forest School at Springbank Primary Academy, said: “Our pupils love getting their hands dirty at our Forest School, and getting stuck in with their new tools. The children enjoy planting and we are all committed to improving the biodiversity at our Forest School.

“The generous donation of equipment from Bromford has helped pupils throughout our school to get planting and watering for the spring and summer seasons.

“The children are delighted to be putting their new tools to good use and we’d like to thank Bromford for providing this much-needed useful equipment.”

Catherine Jarrett, director of sales and marketing at Bromford, said: “Supporting our local communities is really important to us at Bromford, so to make this donation to Springbank Primary Academy is incredibly rewarding.

“Given the warmer weather and with summer incoming, it’s important to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors, and it would be great for our donation to help inspire a new hobby.”

Springbank View, just off Old Gloucester Road, comprises a stunning selection of two-, three-, and four-bedroom Shared Ownership homes, built by Bromford Developments.

Beautifully located, the development is three miles from central Cheltenham, offering a good choice of places to go and things to do, to ensure that life will never be boring and avoid sacrificing all the perks of city living, while putting up with none of the drawbacks.

National Gardening Week raises awareness of the difference that gardens and gardening can make to the lives of everyone in the UK. It helps to inspire more people, particularly the next generation of gardeners, to experience the joy of growing and creating beautiful green spaces. To find out more, please visit

To find out more about the homes available in Cheltenham, visit Springbank View: Shared Home Ownership in Cheltenham - Bromford or contact the sales team on 0800 916 0505 or  

We are part of the National Shared Ownership campaign supported by the National Housing Federation. The campaign to raise awareness of Shared Ownership, supported by almost 50 organisations. For more information, please visit