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Crocus Homes donation helps local primary school children
Crocus, a locally-based building company in Norfolk, is providing a funding boost for schoolchildren at Acle St Edmund Primary School as part of its commitment to supporting local communities.
The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saffron Housing Trust, is donating funds that will help transform the outdoor areas at the school. Their donation will enable the creation of a covered ‘mud kitchen’ play area for reception children, meaning that they can access the area and play outdoors in all weathers.
The donation will also fund a replacement den on the KS2 playground, which will be used during lunch and breaktimes by the KS2 children. The den will also serve as storage for sports and games equipment that was purchased last year by the school.
The funding demonstrates Crocus’ ongoing support to the village as the firm prepares to start work on a further 45 new homes in Acle. The ‘Oaks Meadow’ development off Leffins Lane will be built over the next few years and will include a range of high specification, well-designed properties. ‘Springfield Grange’, Crocus’ first development of 36 homes, recently completed the sale of its last remaining house and celebrated with a street party for the new residents.
Matt Davidson, Director for Crocus, said: “We are thrilled to be able to make this donation to Acle Primary School. We believe that supporting local communities is a vital part of what we do, and this is another sign of our ongoing commitment to working alongside the people of Acle to help the village grow and thrive.
“We have worked closely with Acle Parish Council as our developments have progressed to ensure we are creating a sense of community and building homes that exist in harmony with the village. Our site at Springfield Grange includes public space and a play park, and we hope to continue to contribute positively to the village as our next development gets under way.”
Head Teacher at Acle St Edmund Primary, Paul Henery, said: “We are delighted that Crocus have so generously agreed to fund two improvement projects at Acle Primary School, which will benefit the pupils during play times and when learning outdoors. With the funds provided by Crocus, pupils will be able to choose from a wider selection of activities when outside at play.”