To coincide with World Book Day on Thursday 5th March, Bellway has donated £300 to Bryn St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, on Downall Green Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield, to purchase new books for its pupils.

Bellway, who is currently building a collection of three and four bedroom homes at The Avenue on Wigan Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield, is committed to giving back to the local community and was keen to support the school with much needed funds.

The money donated by the housebuilder will be used by the school to buy brand new books as well as replace popular titles that have suffered from wear and tear, ensuring each class benefits. The range of books will cater for children aged between four and eleven, boosting Bryn St Peter’s library offering.

Julie Alcock, Headteacher at Bryn St Peter’s, comments: “Literature is so important within the school for the educational development of our children so Bellway’s donation for new books is very much appreciated.

“World Book Day is always a fun day in school. This year we are having a ‘word parade’ with each child and staff member dressing up to represent a new word they have learnt; this will not only improve their vocabulary but also give them a deeper understanding of the books they are reading.

“With new books arriving, the pupils will be able to continue to learn new words, and enjoy new stories and adventures, which really is invaluable.”

Sonia Ross, Sales Manager at Bellway, adds: “With Bryn St Peter’s located just a short walk away from The Avenue, it was important for us to get involved with the school, giving something back to the local community. The £300 donation for new books linked really nicely to World Book Day, but more importantly, will help the children currently at the school, as well as pupils attending in future years, with their education.”

There is currently a range of three bedroom semi-detached homes plus three and four bedroom detached homes available at The Avenue, with prices starting from £199,995. For further information, please contact Bellway on 01942 447281 (open Monday and Friday from 10am until 5pm, Thursday from 10am until 7pm, and weekends from 11am until 5pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Alternatively, visit www.bellway.co.uk.