Case study: Donation to Ewhurst C of E Infant School

6,000 bricks and roof tiles have been donated to a local infant school, less than three miles from Wienerberger’s Ewhurst factory, to create a safe and comfortable space for children to learn and play.

"We felt this was a great opportunity to help improve local services for the community at Ewhurst"

Wienerberger was approached by the school governors requesting assistance to replace an old wooden classroom called the Miller Hut. Originally constructed in the 1950s, the timber-built Miller Hut had since become structurally unsafe and was no longer used, taking up valuable space on the school grounds. The school had ambitious plans to construct a new building which would not only provide extra teaching space but would enable the school to run a breakfast and after-school club, thereby offering more flexibility to working parents whose children attend the school in Ewhurst.

We felt this was a great opportunity to help improve local services for the community at Ewhurst, and offered our Olde Alton Yellow Multi brick and Traditional Elizabethan Keymer roof tiles the project, as they beautifully complemented the stonework and roof tiles of the main school building.

On receiving the donation Bob Arnold, Chair of Governors, commented: “We were delighted when Wienerberger agreed to donate the tiles and bricks that we needed to construct a new stand-alone building on the school site."

"Not only has the school received support from an organisation with operations in the village, but the bricks are also an almost perfect match in colour and shading to the original stonework. The extra space that has been generated by our new building should enable the school to remain a pivotal part of the community for generations to come.”

The new building, named the Dove Centre, was officially opened on 29th June 2016 by the Director of Education for Guildford Diocese as part of the school’s 170th anniversary celebration.

 

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