Location, Location, Education

by Alicia Simpson

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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North Berwick Wendy HouseA luxury homebuilder is supporting schooling at all ages and making key projects possible in North Berwick by gifting much-needed donations totalling over £1000 to a local nursery, primary school and high school.

Children and pupils at North Berwick Nursery, Law Primary School and North Berwick High School have benefitted from donations made by CALA Homes (East), which has a new development in the area, to be spent in whatever way they see fit.

North Berwick Nursery received a donation of £250 from CALA, which allowed it to complete a building project of its own, in the shape of a new, highly-anticipated summerhouse for the garden.

John Dagger, from North Berwick Nursery, said: “Our old wendy house was in a rather sorry state and it had got to the point where there was just no patching it back up, so the children thought it would be a good idea to put the money CALA donated towards a new one.

“The new wendy house is fantastic and provides the children with a place to explore different rolesand engage in imaginative play. The children love it and it is in constant use.”

Law Primary School also received a donation of £250 from the award-winning homebuilder, in support of its annual, community Spring Fair, as well as over £370 worth of equipment – including foam javelins and gold medals – for its recent school Sports Day.

Shona Smith, from the PTA at Law Primary School, said: “The Spring Fair was a roaring success and we had a fantastic day. The sun shone and it was busy from start to finish.

“We are delighted that so far we have made over £6000 from the event and would like to thank CALA very much again for the funds, which we put towards the marquees and activities.

“The ‘Going For Gold’ kit for our Sports Day was also a fantastic addition to the activity. It was really well-received by the pupils and used for many fun games on the day.”

North Berwick High School was the third local establishment to receive a £250 donation from CALA Homes (East), which it used to supplement Scottish Book Trust funding and to arrange for two Scottish authors, Cathy MacPhail and Keith Gray, to visit the school and run creative workshops.

Nicole Wilson, Librarian at North Berwick High School, said: “The authors’ visits to the older pupils were very well received, and so valuable to their future learning. The pupils are expected to submit pieces of creative writing for their exams, and the visits helped to spark ideas and remove the fear of writing stories.

“This was something that was identified by the whole school community – pupils, staff and parents – as being of great benefit and the pupils have since been eagerly writing away, so we are very grateful to CALA for enabling this to happen through its kind donation.”

Stala Thomson, Sales Manager at CALA Homes (East), said: “At CALA, we are passionate about community spirit and you couldn’t get more to the heart of this than by helping local school projects which bring people together.

“We are thrilled to be able to support places of education in the local North Berwick community and it’s fantastic to see our donations being used for so many valuable initiatives and activities.”

CALA’s latest North Berwick development, Law Gardens, offers a wide selection of  four & five bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached family homes, set at the foot of the breathtaking North Berwick Law.

The showhomes at Law Gardens are open daily, 11am – 5.30pm. Viewings can be booked through CALA on 01324 442 605 or visit https://www.cala.co.uk/homes-for- sale/east-of- scotland/law-gardens to find out more and register interest.

 

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