Blaenbaglan Primary to Get Makeover Thanks to NPT Homes’ Community Challenge
NPT Homes, together with contractors Warmplan will transform the playground at Blaenbaglan Primary School into a fun and vibrant area as part of the 2016 Community Challenge.
The work will see the concrete playground changed into a school garden, with the installation of several raised plants and grassed areas. A covered out-door learning area will also be installed which will allow the school’s younger children to benefit from playing and learning outside. In addition, the school’s Learning Support Centre pupils will also get a dedicated play area.
As well as benefiting Blaenbaglan’s pupils, local community groups will also benefit from the makeover, with the Baglan Buddies community child care group also looking forward to using the facilities.
The work at Blaenbaglan Primary School is one of eight community projects that are being undertaken this year as part of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge.
The programme began in 2012 as a direct result of the community benefits that became part of all contracts drawn up by NPT Homes. As a result any business that works directly with the social housing provider must give something back to the community.
The partnership programme involves 12 of NPT Homes’ main contractors and suppliers, and will see projects from across the Neath Port Talbot Borough benefit from free building or maintenance work.
Speaking ahead of the makeover, Blaenbaglan Headteacher Peter Curnow said:
“As a school we are always looking to give our pupils the best environment and facilities that we can. By taking part in NPT Homes’ Community Challenge we can do just that. We are really looking forward to the outdoor learning area and the garden. I know that the children will be thrilled.”
Brian Leworthy of Warmplan added:
“Working with NPT Homes has been really beneficial to us as a company and we are delighted to be able to help them out with their Community Challenge.
This is an exciting project which will enable the children to enjoy their school grounds whilst also being made available for the local community.”
The work will take place over the Whitsun holidays with the transformation complete by the time the children return to school after the half term break.