Local primary school receives donation from CALA Homes to support new library

Shipston-on-Stour Primary School has received a welcome boost following a donation of £500 from CALA Homes to purchase some new storybooks. 

CALA Homes 30 January 2019

PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD GRANGE / UNP (United National Photographers).21 JANUARY 2019  SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL, STATION ROAD. CV36 4BT.CALA Homes' Hannah Cook visits Shipston-on-Stour Primary School to see how their £500 donation was spent on library books.(left to right)Henry, 11, Teacher and School Librarian Mrs Kathryn Proud, Ella, 11, Tilly, 10, CALA Homes' Hannah Cook, and Riley, 10.The donation forms part of a larger project at the school, which is located on Station Road, which will see the library being refurbished with new books and seating areas for pupils to enjoy, plus outdoor reading spaces – all aimed at inspiring a love of reading in young people. The school is currently raising funds for the project through activities including the recent Summer Fete, film shows, school discos and a Christmas Bake Off.

Christian Hilton, Executive Headteacher at Shipston-on-Stour Primary School, said: “All the staff and pupils would like to say thank you to CALA Homes for their generous donation. Updating our library is a wonderful way for our pupils to enjoy some quiet time and get lost in a book. The children will benefit massively from the new books that we have been able to purchase and I can’t wait for them to be added to the shelves.”

The donation from CALA Homes, which has its Foxgloves development less than a mile away from the school, is part of the company’s commitment to support the local communities in which it builds. 

Neil Simpson, Sales and Marketing Director for CALA Homes (Midlands), said: “It’s wonderful to hear how excited the children are about the new library and it is going to be an excellent asset to the school. We hope that our £500 donation will help to add lots of interesting and insightful books to the collection for the children to enjoy.” 

Foxgloves is a stunning collection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes located less than one mile from Shipston-on-Stour town centre, providing the perfect balance between idyllic rural living and modern convenience. A new collection of three bedroom homes have recently been released at Foxgloves with prices starting from £299,950 and each featuring spacious interiors with high quality specification.  

Formally a working wool town, Shipston-on-Stour is a charming historic and thriving town which has become increasingly popular for its range of shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels. It is well placed for access to the nearby Cotswold towns and commuters can benefit from easy access to the M40 and trains from Warwick Parkway or Moreton-in-Marsh into London. 

For more information on the homes at Foxgloves, visit the sales office and showhomes open daily from 10.30am to 5pm, call 01608 485 007 or visit www.cala.co.uk.