Play area boost for Burntwood school

Play area boost for Burntwood school


Break times are more fun at a Burntwood school now thanks to a major playground renovation project.

House builder Cameron Homes, which has its head office in Chasetown, has carried out work to create two new amenities for the early years children at Holly Grove Primary School in Chase Terrace.

Assistant head teacher Sue Barnes explained that the play area was in need of a facelift.

“The wooded sensory garden was overgrown, the sand pit was far too small for the number of children we have here and their mud pit was just a hollow in the ground,” she said.

School governor David Henn persuaded Burntwood Rotary Club, of which he is a member, to take on the sensory garden project and then Cameron Homes stepped in to complete the renovation.

Baljit Johal, marketing executive at Cameron Homes, said that the firm was happy to help out.

“We completed the work during the summer holidays so that the children had two new play pits to enjoy when they returned.

“They were constructed out of sleepers and a connecting footpath of bark chippings was laid up the embankment.”

Sue Barnes said it was amazing to see the transformation.

“We would like our express our thanks to Cameron Homes for their donation - I am sure the children will have great fun in both pits over the coming school year,” she added.