St Joseph’s Comprehensive School Opens New Memorial Garden Thanks to NPT Homes Funding

Tue 05 Jul 2016

Andew Hall with St Joseph's staff and pupils

A new outdoor learning space and community garden has been opened at St Joseph’s School and Sixth Form in Port Talbot thanks to a £5,000 grant from NPT Homes’ Community Development Fund.


The school was awarded the grant in October 2015 and since then have been busy transforming part of the school grounds into the new facility.


NPT Homes’ Community Development Fund is an annual initiative set up to provide financial support for environmental projects in the Borough and has awarded £18,000 across five different projects this year, one of which being St Joseph’s School in Port Talbot.


The fund aims to support initiatives which make improvements to the community's environment, improve social, cultural and recreational opportunities or creates innovative approaches to crime prevention, crime reduction and safety.


Assistant Head Teacher, Mr Steven Jones, said: “This new garden is a vibrant, interactive space for students to learn and develop. We are thankful to NPT Homes for the funding they provided through their Community Development Fund.


We are also thankful to some of our students for coming up with the idea and then working hard to clear an overgrown parcel of land and transforming it into this wonderful area.”


NPT Homes’ Funding Officer, Andrew Hall, said: “NPT Homes is committed to supporting and investing in the local community through the environmental element of our improvement programme. The Community Development Fund is a great way of providing local people with the opportunity to apply for funding that will increase community cohesion, education and pride of place.