Christmas came early for youngsters at a school in Dalton thanks to the generosity of a kind-hearted local property developer.
Erris Homes, Yorkshire’s premier new home builder, has donated a Wendy House to Dalton Junior, Infant and Nursery School which will provide a safe and secure reading cottage throughout the academic year.
Lee Donaghey, Site Manager at Erris Homes’ new Rosemeade development in Almondbury, said: “We are delighted to have been able to provide the school and its wonderful boys and girls with this new facility as part of our Community Support Programme.”
The reading cottage was formally opened by Head Teacher Ian Richardson and there was even a special visit by Father Christmas who took time out of his busy schedule to hand out chocolate to the excited children!
Mr Richardson said: “We are all absolutely thrilled with our new reading cottage and we cannot thank Erris Homes enough for making this possible. Reading is such an important part of learning and hopefully this dedicated area will add to the enjoyment.
“We wish the company every possible success with their new Rosemeade development which will be a welcome addition to the local area.”
Rosemeade is located on Bank End Lane in Almondbury and will provide 39, three and four bedroom family homes. The sales office is open Friday to Monday, between 10am and 5pm.
As part of its Community Support Programme Erris Homes has also provided Horbury Town Under 7’s football team with a new kit.