We are delighted that Plasdŵr’s lead developer, Redrow Homes, has selected Ysgol Gymraeg Coed-Y-Gof, a primary school neighbouring the Cae St Fagans development, as its charity project this year.
This initiative is part of Redrow’s ongoing commitment to supporting communities near their developments. Each year, Redrow selects one charity project from across the whole of the UK and members of its graduate trainee scheme volunteer their time and resources to help the chosen organisation.
Ysgol Gymraeg Coed-Y-Gof is a Welsh language primary school on Beechley Drive with a large catchment area. The regeneration work will create a more welcoming learning environment for the 341 children at the school, with a focus on rejuvenating the outdoor play areas, which have fallen into disrepair.
Work will start in August and will be complete in time for the new school year. Graduates will be on site for a week, working on installing new rubber bound bark chipping, blackboard walls, Wendy houses, literacy, numeracy and sports corners and a new sensory garden for the pupils comprising of a sensory path, log seating, and herb garden.
Plasdŵr community liaison manager, Katie Powis, said: “We’re delighted that out of all the possible projects in the UK, this year Redrow chose one in a Plasdŵr-neighbouring community. We are looking forward to supporting the project in any way we can.”
Redrow graduate, Will Morgan, said: “We’re over the moon to be working on this project – Cae St Fagans is a family-friendly development and helping a local school in need of support seemed the perfect project. As graduates we source all the funding and resources ourselves, and hold workshops engaging the children so they feel part of the project from the start.”
Teacher at Ysgol Gymraeg Coed-Y-Gof, Huw Darch, said: “We are very excited about the work being carried out in our school by the Redrow graduates.
“We believe these great new resources will enable us to respond to Estyn’s ‘Active and Experiential Learning’ criteria by ensuring our pupils have the very best outdoor learning areas, helping them to become independent, creative and lifelong learners.”
The Redrow graduate team is hoping to raise £6,000 in support of this project, to fund a new rubber flooring system to the front areas of the school, with any additional funds being put towards new play equipment for the children.
If you would like to make a donation towards the project, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/redrowgraduatecommunityproject