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Ascent Homes, the award winning Northumberland-based housebuilder, has shown its caring side with a donation to a local primary school close to where it is currently building new homes.

Ascent Homes is redeveloping land at the former Ellington Colliery site, which is close to Ellington Primary School, and it was for this reason that the housebuilder chose to support the school.

As part of the school’s development plan, it was in need of updating its geography resources and Ascent Homes was delighted to support the purchase of new equipment as part of its ongoing community engagement and corporate social responsibility strategy.

The items which were specifically chosen by the school, include; swivel globes, atlases, giant maps of the UK and the world, plus smaller maps of the UK, the world and Europe.

Thanking Ascent Homes for its generosity, Mr Vardy, Headmaster of Ellington Primary School said:

“We were thrilled Ascent Homes were looking to support its local community.  Resources such as this are great to have in the classroom to create different ways of learning and I know that our students will benefit from this generosity for years to come.

“I hope to continue our relationship with the housebuilder and the children will have an opportunity to have a trip to the construction site.”

Commenting on working with the school, head of Ascent Homes’ marketing and sales, Claire Scott said:

“Ellington Primary is walking distance from our Wayside Point development and we were keen to work with the school.

“It is important to engage with the local community as we are aware that building houses can have an impact on the lives of local people. I’m confident that some of the children who will live at Wayside Point will be future students at Ellington Primary School.”

Phase one of the development has proven so popular that only a few of the 99, two, three and four bedroom houses remain.

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