LOCAL COMPANIES COME TOGETHER TO CREATE JUBILEE GARDEN FOR SWAFFHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL
A Swaffham primary school has inaugurated a Jubilee garden next to its new Early Years centre, with the help of three local companies.
Abel Homes, Lamberts Civil Engineering and Homecare Landscaping came together to create the new garden at Swaffham Primary Academy, after a plea from the school to transform a piece of waste land adjacent to the entrance to the new centre, which houses the school’s Reception and Year One classrooms.
House builder Abel Homes, which is building 424 family homes at its Swan’s Nest site opposite the school on Brandon Road, teamed up with its civil engineering and landscaping partners and stepped in to create the garden, complete with accessible walkways and raised beds, transforming the area, which is used by both children and parents dropping off and collecting their children.
Maggie Abel from Abel Homes, Richard Turley from Lamberts Civil Engineering and Ollie Neave from Homecare Landscaping joined head teacher Nicola Kaye, school business manager Joanne Oxborough and site manager Ben Edwards, along with members of the school council, to mark the opening of the Jubilee Garden just before half-term and the Jubilee celebrations.
“This is part of our efforts to transform the school grounds, which will make a real difference to how the children feel about the school environment,” said Mrs Kaye.
“The new Jubilee Garden has made the area much more accessible, including for parents with pushchairs, it will encourage wildlife, and it has transformed what was a patch of unused land into a really attractive part of the school.
“We are very grateful to Abel homes, Lamberts Civil Engineering and Homecare Landscaping for their generosity in taking on this project, and for providing all of the materials and labour.”
Maggie Abel, director of Abel Homes, said, “We are delighted to have created this lovely garden for the school. It is so important that children are proud of their school environment, and as a local, independent firm, we enjoy working with local communities on projects like this.
“We are very grateful to our partners Lamberts and Homecare for joining us in this project, and it is a real pleasure to get the garden finished in time for the Jubilee holiday.”