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Harron Homes donation encourages Forest Town youngsters to enjoy reading in the great outdoors

Pupils at a primary school in Forest Town are being encouraged to take their reading outside following a donation from Harron Homes towards an external library.

The leading housebuilder, which is currently providing a fabulous range of four-bedroom homes at its Forest Reach development in the town, has handed £780 over to Forest Town Primary School.

A total of £430 will cover the cost of a reading shed, offering somewhere for students to share and enjoy their books during break and lunchtimes, while the additional £350 will be used to provide outdoor bean bags to bring the space to life.

The new area is being introduced in an effort to support the development of students’ reading skills and understanding of the texts that they have studied.

Lorret Cook, Sales Executive at Forest Reach, was on hand to present a cheque for the donation to members of the school’s staff, as well as a small group of its pupils, during a special event.

Claire Gregg, Assistant Headteacher at Forest Town Primary School, said: “We are thrilled to have been provided this opportunity by Harron Homes to invest further in our outdoor learning provision at Forest Town Primary School.

“The outdoor library will allow children to enjoy a wide range of texts in our wonderful, outdoor space, and also provide a fantastic, outdoor classroom to enhance curriculum and allow the children to grow further as learners.

“We are grateful for this generous donation and thankful for the opportunities it will provide our children.”

Natalie Griffiths, Sales and Marketing Director for Harron Homes North Midlands, said: “It has been our pleasure to be able to make this donation to students at Forest Town Primary School.

“It is fantastic to see children being encouraged to learn outdoors and we hope that they will enjoy taking advantage of the new reading shed and bean bags.”

There is currently a stunning range of properties available to reserve at Forest Reach, with prices starting from £237,995.

Forest Reach is located off Newlands Road, Forest Town, Mansfield, NG19 0HX. The showhome and Marketing Suite are open daily from 10.30am and 5.30pm, while the Sales team is contactable on 01623 549001.

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