Developer donates to Ravenswood refurbishment

Persimmon Homes donating £1,000 to Ravenswood School.

Persimmon Homes donating £1,000 to Ravenswood School. - Credit: Archant

A Nailsea school has been given £1,000 to refurbish the outside of the building.

Persimmon Homes has given the cash to Ravenswood School as part of its community champions scheme.

The initiative enables charities and groups to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to match the money they have already raised.

The school, in Pound Lane, wants to modernise the premises for the new school year.

Headteacher Philippa Clark said: “The vulnerable young people at our school are on the autistic spectrum.

“Some have complex psychological needs, some have complex medical needs and some have both.

“We are raising money to completely redecorate and refurbish the outside of the primary department of the school, to give these children a cracking start for the upcoming school year in a brand new modern environment.

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“The building has not been touched for many years, has no insulation and is beginning to look tired.

“A new exterior is needed and so the donation of £1,000 from Persimmon Homes is a welcome contribution to our efforts.”

Nicola Hill, from Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “When we heard of Ravenswood School’s plans we wanted to help them all we could.

“The parents and staff have worked hard hosting events to raise money for the refurbishment and it’s our privilege to contribute.”