Recreation ground and school get funding from developer for outdoor projects

Gemma Watling, assistant head at Caister Junior School, receiving the cheque from Persimmon Homes An

Gemma Watling, assistant head at Caister Junior School, receiving the cheque from Persimmon Homes Anglia sales manager Cherryann Woolgar. Picture: PERSIMMON - Credit: Archant

Two Norfolk groups have been awarded a combined total of £1,850 from house builder Persimmon to help improve outdoor facilities.

The national firm has given Aylsham Recreation Ground £1,000 as part of its community champions scheme towards a storage building for sports equipment.

Caister Junior School has received £850 towards a creating a forest/beach school – an outdoor teaching space that will enable children to explore their environment and learn about the world around them.

Andrew Fuller, managing director at Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: 'Local schools and sports facilities are important to the health, prosperity and wellbeing of our communities, so we are thrilled to support these two worthy causes.'

Aylsham Recreation Ground is a registered charity which hosts cricket, football, tennis, bowls and petanque clubs, and has a pavilion used by other groups.

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