Admiral transforms a Swansea school yard

Local employer Admiral has donated nearly £800 to Christchurch Primary School in Swansea through its long running community chest scheme.

Peter Williams works in Admiral’s Customer Services department and his son Kieron attends the primary school. He said, “The yard in Kieron’s school is very small. It is in between residential housing and there are no grass areas at all. We wanted to breathe new life into the yard and the children got very excited about it.”

The school were struggling to raise funds to redecorate their yard, so Peter applied for some funds through Admiral’s community chest scheme.  The community chest scheme has been running in Admiral for over ten years, helping staff donate every year to hundreds of local charities and organisations that they are connected to.

Admiral’s scheme paid for a mirrored backdrop stage area outside, as well as multiplication boards, mathematical vocabulary flowers, extra plants and decoration for the climbing wall.

Peter said, “The children played a big part in designing their new yard, which means that they look after their new play area and treat it with respect. We wanted to be creative with the space so we added learning opportunities to the playground, by having times tables and mathematical vocabulary boards. The space is now completely transformed – it looks great!”

Helen-Marie Davies, Head teacher of Christchurch said, “The funding allowed us to enhance the school yard for the pupils. The new project has added colour to the yard, making it far more attractive for the children and they are all delighted with their new play area, which is wonderful to see! Without the donation, the project would not have been possible so thank you very much to Admiral.”