Vantage Toyota York, has donated £1,750 to help fund the transformation of a plot of disused land at Headlands Primary School to create a children's 'dream playground'.
The area, for the Year 1 and 2 classes, has been designed by the children themselves and includes a mud pit, castle and guinea pig area!
The new playground will be used by 135 of the children aged between five and seven. The regeneration project will begin during the summer holidays with our very own Vantage team members offering a helping hand to bring the children's designs to life.
On hearing of the project, Tom Wash, Sales Manager at Vantage Toyota York, encouraged Headlands Primary School to apply for a grant from Toyota's community initiative, 'Fund for a Better Tomorrow', and was delighted to hand over the maximum donation of £1,750 towards the project. A total of £6,000 was needed to fund the project, with the rest of the funding donated by the school's Parent Teacher's Association.
Tom Wash said: “We have a close relationship with Headlands Primary School at the dealership, with two of my own children attending, so we were especially keen to support this project.
“We were delighted when Toyota granted us the money which has enabled the school to reach its fundraising target and help the children realise their creative vision."
Sarah Wright, Head Teacher at Headlands Primary School said: “The regeneration of the playground is part of our commitment to our children's education through encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle. To be able to create something which they have designed using their own imaginations is a lovely thing and we are extremely grateful to Vantage and the PTA for being so generous."
Keep checking our news page for photos of the finished project!