Pupils at South End Infant School in Rushden were delighted when employees from the Crispin Gardens housing development visited to help them plant up their new boxed beds.
Kier Living Eastern is building homes at Crispin Gardens and employees are keen to build on their already flourishing relationship with the neighbouring school.
Assistant site manager Dean Taylor said:
“We are neighbours and it is good to have a friendly relationship. We are happy to help out when we can and later in the year the children are going to visit the site to look at the machinery and see what we are doing here.”
Kier Living Eastern donated top soil to the school to fill the new outdoor planters and came along with strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce and flowers to go in the beds. A group of 12 Year One pupils got busy planting and watering the gifts and were hopeful that they would be rewarded with some ‘snacks’ from them later in the year.
Head of Year One Yvonne Clarkson said:
“The children have loved watching the building work going on over the hedge at Crispin Gardens and there seemed to be so much soil piling up we asked if we could have some for our beds. Children are always interested in building machinery and I am sure will love visiting the site at a later date.
“We are really grateful for the time then team have taken to help us and, of course, for the soil and the plants.”
As part of planning permission for Crispin Gardens, the South End Infant School will have a small plot of land to be developed into an outdoor learning area.
The development at Crispin Gardens is made up of eight different house types, with a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes and apartments to appeal to growing families, downsizers and couples alike. All Crispin Gardens homes benefit from Kier’s high specification and finish and have been designed to complement their surroundings