21 June 18
New environment garden at New Monument Primary Academy, Woking
When our client Willmott Dixon told us they had volunteered to create an environment garden for pupils at New Monument Primary Academy in Woking free of charge, we were only too pleased to help.
Before the Willmott Dixon team could start creating the garden in an unused corner of the school grounds, they needed to clear away years of overgrown trees, shrubs, brambles and rubbish. So we sent in a free 10 yard skip to hold all the waste – and took it away to be recycled.
The new garden has provided a brilliant place for the children to learn and play. They can now use this area to learn about the environment, play in a new sandpit and reap the benefits of working in teams and being in the fresh air.
Saif Masud, Apprentice Build Manager at Willmott Dixon, explained: “We transformed the unused corner of the school into an environment garden complete with new footpath, fence and sandpit.
“The idea for the garden came to us whilst building the new Hoe Valley School and community leisure facilities development in nearby Egley Road. It’s Willmott Dixon’s policy to leave a lasting legacy in our local communities – and this garden seemed the perfect way to do it.
“Big thanks go to Chambers for providing the skip and taking away all the overgrowth. They provided 350 skips to the Hoe Valley school project, so we knew we could rely on them.”
Mrs Judy Hall, headteacher of New Monument Primary Academy, added: “Every member of the teaching team expressed delight when they saw the wildlife garden during the first staff meeting following completion of the project. Their discussion generated many ideas for how this great new resource will benefit learning. Thank you very much to every person and supplier who contributed to making a wonderful new learning space for our community. “
Chambers has a range of skips available for hire, and we recycle up to 98% of the materials recovered so it is a sustainable way of removing waste. For more information see our website or call 01483 504 595. @ChambersRecycle