NPT Homes Completes Community Challenge at Rhos Primary School

Tue 12 Jul 2016

Rhos Primary School Community Challenge

Rhos Primary School has become the latest beneficiaries of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge.


Volunteers from NPT Homes, contractors Spotless Recruitment and Jistcourt as well as school staff picked up their paint brushes and pulled on their overalls to undertake one of the biggest community challenge projects this year.


Work to the school included new playground markings, building a vegetable garden and vibrant seating area as well as an outdoor stage for the children to perform.


However, one of the most important pieces of work completed was a new home for Thumper, the school rabbit. He now has a new run for him to stretch his legs whilst also providing a safe area for the children to care for him.


For the fourth year running, NPT Homes is investing in the local community by transforming a record eight community projects as part of their Community Challenge.


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.


The Community Challenge begun 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.


Deputy Head at Rhos Primary School, Claire Jones said:

“As a school, we are thrilled that we were selected for the NPT Homes Community Challenge this year. The children have been fully engaged in the process and came up with some of the ideas themselves. The yard is now looking great and it will benefit them immensely to have a more engaging and interactive place to play and learn.”


Nicole Smith from Jistcourt added:

“It’s really important to us as a company that we give something back to our communities. We have been working with NPT Homes for a number of years and are pleased to get involved in the Community Challenge. We hope we have given the children a playground that they can be proud of.”