Stewart Milne Homes supports outdoor learning and lights up East Linton community
Pupils at Pencaitland Primary School are being encouraged to explore the great outdoors and to use their imagination thanks to a donation from Stewart Milne Homes.
The housebuilder has donated materials from its nearby Castle Gardens development in Pencaitland including cable drums and plastic pipes. The materials are set to be used to encourage the youngsters to embrace the outdoors and create their own adventures, particularly when using the schools woodland learning area.
As part of the ‘People Shaped Places Bursary’ from Stewart Milne Homes, the school also received 100 hi-vis vests to help the pupils stay safe whilst on outings and on their regular woodland walks.
Tony Williamson, sales and marketing director from Stewart Milne Homes, said: “The entire team at Stewart Milne Homes are committed to supporting the local community and we are thrilled to be able to launch our People Shaped Places Bursary by providing these resources to the pupils at Pencaitland.
“We hope the range of outdoor materials and hi-vis vests will create hours of entertainment to the youngsters, whilst keeping them safe and visible when they are playing outside.”
Ms Ranyard, primary teacher at Pencaitland Primary School, said: “We are ecstatic to receive the outdoor materials and activities which Stewart Milne Homes has kindly provided us with.
“The resources provided include all of the necessary supplies to encourage youngsters to venture outside and enjoy our woodland learning area to its fullest. The children have already really enjoyed going for walks wearing the high vis vests whilst researching and learning about local wildlife.”
Meanwhile, East Linton residents have welcomed a £1,000 donation from Stewart Milne Homes that will be used towards the purchase of Christmas lights for the local community.
Ahead of the annual High Street Christmas light switch on at November 28, the East Linton Christmas Lights committee has praised local organisations for their support in boosting funds for the festive display.
Tony Williamson added: “Supporting the local community around our development, The Orchard in East Linton, is very important to Stewart Milne Homes and we are delighted that we can help the committee to fund some extra festive lights that will be enjoyed for years to come. It is just a small gesture to support the wonderful community spirit in the town.”
In recognition of the donations, the East Linton Christmas Lights committee will display stars with the supporting business’ names printed on them on the Christmas tree, which will be located in the village square.