A West Yorkshire primary school’s outdoor play area has been totally transformed, thanks to the generosity of a local business.
The £20,000 donation by The Leo Group has enabled 120-pupil Keelham Primary School to upgrade its top playground MUGA (multi-use games area), which in turn has enhanced on-site security.
The money from the company – a major player in the UK’s animal by products sector – has paid for rebound fencing to replace railings, and new goals and basketball nets. It also means the area is now a safe and secure for the pupils to play and learn in.
Head Teacher Rob Hunter, who joined the school in January, said: “Thanks to my predecessor, and our Business Manager Katie Watson, the school has developed a superb relationship with The Leo Group.
“Their latest donation has meant we have been able to enhance our top playground, which is used by pupils on a daily basis during breaks, before and after school, and during lessons.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to The Leo Group for their generosity which is greatly valued by pupils and parents alike.”
A spokesperson from Boothtown-based The Leo Group said: “Keelham Primary School is just a few miles from our head office, and over the years a number of employees have sent their children there.
“And with many of our workforce living locally, we are always keen to support our local communities, and in particular schools, organisations and charities supporting children.
“We take great pride in our relationship with Keelham Primary School, and it was our pleasure recently to welcome Rob to our head office, where he met staff and was given a tour of the site.
“Now the work is complete, he has sent us a number of photographs, and the playground looks fantastic. I’m delighted that our donation will directly benefit Keelham Primary School pupils for many years to come.”