Climb aboard the pirate ship, thanks to generous donation

The Pirate Ship climbing frame at Lawnside Lower School PNL-151015-121642001
The Pirate Ship climbing frame at Lawnside Lower School PNL-151015-121642001

Adventure-seeking youngsters from a Biggleswade primary school will be raising the Jolly Roger and searching for buried treasure, thanks to a generous donation of funds from Taylor Wimpey South Midlands.

The housebuilder has given £500 to Lawnside Lower School towards a new pirate ship climbing frame, which has now been installed in the school’s playground.

Taylor Wimpey South Midlands is currently building 139 new homes just over a mile away from the school at the Bramble Walk development.

Taylor Wimpey’s regional sales and marketing director, Gareth Jacob, said: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, which is why we donated this money to Lawnside Lower School.

“And shiver our timbers, it certainly sounds like it will be put to an exciting use.

“We hope all the children have a fabulous time with their thrilling piece of new equipment for playtimes.”

Lawnside headteacher Darren Smith said: “Back in January, the school council conducted a playground improvement survey and the pirate ship was the overwhelming winner.

“Our parents and friends group have been fundraising all year to provide this wonderful opportunity for the children at Lawnside and, just when we thought we would have to compromise our plans, Taylor Wimpey very generously came to the rescue.

“Now we can’t wait to set sail.”