The outdoor area at one Lowton primary school has been transformed, thanks to the efforts of a local company.
Lowton West Primary School pupils are now able to enjoy a much improved playground area, which can be used for outdoor learning as well as play.
The works were carried out by Golborne based engineering and construction company, J. Murphy & Sons (Murphy), who’ve also recently created a forest school area at St Luke’s Primary in Lowton. It’s all part of the company’s commitment to supporting local causes and organisations, and its Murphy Roots Programme, which is helping the company focus on ‘green’ initiatives.
Murphy’s Golborne team completed the works, transforming the grounds of Lowton West Primary School into a useable outside space that will create a positive working and learning environment for students and staff.
Working closely with the school headteacher, Mrs Westhead, the Murphy Golborne Team created a blend of natural areas, environmental features and plants to interest children in learning about nature and its elements. Important features included the overhaul of unstructured spaces and providing areas for activities for creative learning and spontaneous play.
Mark Rittenberg, Senior Contracts Manager at Murphy, said: “Our commitment to social value and biodiversity in the areas we work, is rooted in our unwavering belief that we are focused on creating a long-term sustainable contribution through leaving a positive legacy in the communities in which we work.
“Through collaborative efforts with the school and local councillors, we have created a positive, sustainable place that enriches the lives of the staff and students at Lowton West Primary School. It enhances biodiversity and improves social cohesion and health and well-being for generations to come”
Jeanette Westhead, Head Teacher at Lowton West Primary School, said: “Everyone at Lowton West Primary School is delighted with the recent community support from Murphy. The new school garden area that they have designed and created is outstanding and has greatly enhanced the outdoor environment for all pupils at Lowton West Primary.
“We would like to sincerely thank Murphy for their collaboration, innovation and delivery of this exciting project.”
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