Dunbia makes significant donation to Hatherleigh Primary School

Donation will be used to fund improvements to the school's outdoor classroom.

Dunbia has made a donation of £9,700 to fund much needed improvements to Hatherleigh Primary school’s outdoor classroom. Colman Buckley, Dunbia Site Operations Manager, and Holly Miles, Dunbia Regional HR Manager met with Head Teacher, Alan Monger to hand over the cheque.

Alan Monger, Head Teacher at Hatherleigh Primary School, said: “Hatherleigh Primary is a community school so working with and having a relationship with organisations within the community of Hatherleigh is of paramount importance to us.

The investment from Dunbia will not only develop our relationship with a significant community organisation but also provide us with the opportunity to enhance the outdoor provision that we are able to provide for our children; giving them opportunities that they would not otherwise experience due to the current climate of underinvestment in Education and deprivation that can be experienced in rural communities.

This investment in our outdoor provision will support the children in developing their skills of collaboration, cooperation, resilience, physical health and fitness and ultimately their mental health and social wellbeing.”  

Holly Miles, Regional HR Manager at Dunbia, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Hatherleigh Primary School with the investment into their outdoor classroom. The school is a pillar of our local community with the pupils and staff having direct links into our Dunbia West Devon site through our colleagues, contractors and suppliers. We recognise the importance of giving children an outdoor learning environment to ignite their imagination and creativity and we look forward to seeing the classroom back in action after the improvements.”

The outdoor classroom, which is used to offer outdoor learning opportunities all year round, is currently in a state of disrepair, presenting health and safety concerns to both staff and pupils. The school are planning to reroof the outdoor classroom and upgrade to interactive and stimulating playground games and activities. The improvements will also include upgrading all outdoor seating benches to environmentally friendly and long-lasting options, providing spaces for outside dining and socialisation.

Representatives from Dunbia will return to Hatherleigh Primary in the summer to officially re-open the outdoor classroom at the school summer fete.

Dunbia makes significant donation to Hatherleigh Primary School 1
L – R: Colman Buckley (Dunbia West Devon Site Operations Manager), Alan Monger (Head Teacher, Hatherleigh Primary School), Holly Miles (Dunbia Regional HR Manager South West)


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