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Leicestershire primary school receives soil donation from homehuilder

Leicestershire primary school receives soil donation from homehuilder

Market Harborough housebuilder David Wilson Homes has offered a helping hand with a donation of topsoil to Ridgeway Primary Academy.

The leading developer delivered five truck-loads of topsoil to the school, located on The Ridgeway, which has filled a wooden structure for pupils to access as a place of remembrance, calm and reflection.

As part of the school’s work to support the pupils with their wellbeing and mental health, including those who experienced loss during the pandemic, Ridgeway Primary Academy decided to create a garden space – The Wellbeing Garden.

David Wilson Homes’ donation of topsoil is one piece of the puzzle, as the school’s staff members are also looking to create a planting area in the structure. In addition to this, they have raised money to purchase a buddy bench for children to use during break times.

Dave Turner, Head of School at Ridgeway Primary Academy, said:

“Being able to care for our children is of paramount importance to us. The pandemic has affected our pupils in many ways and we want to ensure they have a space to go to for reflection, as and when they need. By creating this garden space, in memory of the people we have lost, complete with a buddy bench, we know the whole school will be helped.

“As always, we’re very grateful to David Wilson Homes for their support and generosity in terms of time and materials. It really does make a huge difference to our school.”

The topsoil was delivered to the school via a lorry from David Wilson Homes’ nearby Burnmill Grange development.

Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands said:

“We were thrilled to be able to help Ridgeway Primary Academy with their need for topsoil.

“We are more than happy to help the communities in the areas in which we build and it’s a privilege to be able to support such a fantastic idea in creating a memorial space for the bereaved staff members and pupils at the school.”

Ridgeway Primary Academy is located just a short distance away from David Wilson Homes’ Burnmill Grange development; a growing community of three and four bedroom homes.

For more information on David Wilson Homes, call the sales team on 033 3355 8483. Alternatively, visit


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