30th November 2017
Staffordshire developer Walton Homes gave children at a Tamworth primary school a festive surprise this week when they crept into the hall overnight and decorated the Christmas tree.
Youngsters at Amington Heath Primary School on Quince, in Amington, arrived to morning assembly to see the tree decked out in lights and decorations ready for their festive fair and other celebrations.
Amy Summerton, director at Walton Homes, said: “We’re big believers in giving back to the communities where we locate our developments, and as we’re currently mid-construction at one of our new sites close to the school, we wanted to support those living in the area.
“Our Repington Walk development is located in the same neighbourhood as the school, making it a natural fit, and what better time to give something back? Having spoken with staff at the school, we arranged to buy new decorations for the school – making sure to get plenty of red ones to match the school colour – and then visit after all the children had gone home and decorate the beautiful eight-foot tree in the hall to surprise them the following day.
“It really got us in the mood for Christmas, and we were touched to be invited to Assembly the following morning to ‘hand over’ our gift. It was so lovely to see the children’s faces when they saw and to hear their reactions to it. We’re really pleased that the gesture was so appreciated, and we hope they all have a fantastic end to the term with all of the festive events they have planned,” she added.
Charlotte Davies, head-teacher at Amington Heath Primary School, said: “We are delighted with the astounding generosity of Walton Homes.
“The tree has brightened the school hall in preparation for the Christmas festivities. The children are truly grateful for the kind gesture.”
Located off Whitley Avenue, the Repington Walk development consists of 21 one, two, three and four-bedroom high specification homes. Work is well underway at the site with the marketing suite operating Thursday to Monday from 11am-5pm. A new show-house is expected to be completed before Christmas and will open its doors early next year.
The sales and marketing suite can be contacted on 01827 60204, and is located off Whitley Avenue, Tamworth, B77 3QU.