NPT Homes Creates All-weather Play Facilities at Waunceirch Primary School

Tue 14 Jun 2016

Waunceirch Primary School pupils enjoying their new play area

NPT Homes teamed up with RT Contractors over the half term holidays to revamp the play and outdoor facilities at Waunceirch Primary School, Neath.


The work concentrated on the school’s Learning Support Centres saw a boggy grassed area being transformed with the installation of an all-weather surface. Fencing was also erected to give the children a safe and secure area in which to play.


The main beneficiaries will be the school’s autistic pupils who find it difficult to interact and play with the other children. The new play area will give them a dedicated space where they can feel safe.


The work is part of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge, a programme that will see eight community projects given a makeover over the coming weeks.


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.


Debra Bartoszewicz of Waunceirch Primary School said

“We are absolutely delighted with the difference the community challenge has made to our school. Our autistic pupils can often find the unstructured nature of play time quite unsettling and stressful and this can then lead on to issues with their behaviour and emotional well-being.


Providing them their own specific play area will see their behaviour and self-esteem improve and give a focus to their playtime.”


RT Contractors will be heavily involved in the project. Their Contracts Director,Gethin Thomas said, “We have really enjoyed being involved with NPT Homes’ Community Challenge this year. The project gives companies like ourselves the chance to get involved in our local communities.


We are delighted that the work we have carried out at Waunceirch has been so well received by the staff and pupils, we are proud to be making a difference."