Brickworks' donation helps to build sensory garden at Peterborough school

A school in Peterborough looking to create a special garden for its students has received 6.5 tonnes of free bricks from a building products manufacturer.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 12:24 pm
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 1:29 pm
Student Joshua Beattie and business manager Luke Rich receive 6.5 tonnes of bricks from Forterras Kings Dyke staff Pasquale Tucillo and Dave Chevins.

Staff from Forterra’s Kings Dyke brickworks in Whittlesey delivered the London Bricks to Park House School for a safe sensory garden at a former Methodist chapel, now part of the school.

The building is being converted into a therapy base for children with learning difficulties.

School business manager Luke Rich said: “We’d like to thank Forterra for their generous donation of bricks, which will make a huge difference towards our garden project.”

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Park House School student Joshua Beattie and business manager Luke Rich with Forterras Pasquale Tucillo.

Steve Jeynes, plant manager, said: “The garden is a worthwhile cause we could readily contribute to and we hope our quality bricks will be put to good use in an outdoor area the children can enjoy.”

Forterra is a leading manufacturer of a diverse range of concrete and clay building products. The company employs approximately 1,600 people in the UK across its 18 manufacturing facilities.

Park House School student Joshua Beattie and business manager Luke Rich with Forterras Pasquale Tucillo.