Summer houses and plastic bottles used to improve school facilities

A primary school has used a pair of summer houses and a number of plastic bottles to improve their facilities in Keighley.Ingrow Primary school now has a new greenhouse and other new facilities which were unveiled by The Ingrow and Long Lees Schools Federation last week.
Most of the materials used such as the summer houses and plastic bottles were donated by the pupils and the wider local community. The plastic bottles were tied together using bamboo sticks.

In addition, generous parents also donated money for pupils taking part in a sponsored spelling contest which was then used to part fund the project.
As well as a greenhouse, parents and the rest of the community also donated money for new climbing frames at the school which will be enjoyed for many years to come.
Members of the community got involved in all the hard work. The landscaping was completed by local resident Nick Chambers while the school’s caretaker Andre Atherton continued to work on the project even during the school holidays while the rest of the school was off.

Speaking to The Keighley News, executive head of Ingrow and Long Lee Federation, Louise Smith was delighted with all the hard workand dedication shown by all those involved. She was also very grateful for all the money that parents and other local people had donated.

She said: ““Angela Wilkinson, who is the head of school at Ingrow, and the whole community have demonstrated outstanding partnership in developing excellence in education at Ingrow.”

Other Businesses such as British Thorton, B&Q and Airedale Shopping Centre provided additional materials needed for the completion of the greenhouse.

Last week the primary also raised some money for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a coffee morning which was attended by parents of the pupils.

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