Posted: Sun 25th Sep 2016

Donation Helps Pupils Stay Healthy, Happy And Hydrated /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Sep 25th, 2016

A donation of 120 water bottles by Robert Price Builders’ Merchants to Fochriw Primary School is helping to promote healthy living and ensure pupils keep hydrated throughout the school day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Earlier this year, pupils at Fochriw Primary School came up with the idea of ‘Mile around the MUGA’ after successfully doing the same for Sport Relief. The children have also been actively involved in developing other healthy living initiatives through the school’s Sports Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In 2013, Caerphilly County Borough Council awarded a 10 year contract to Robert Price to supply the materials required for its Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) improvement programme. This programme will see the council invest £200 million bringing all its tenants’ homes up to a specific set of standards by 2020. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of this supply partner arrangement, Robert Price have made a commitment to deliver a number of community benefits, including the donation of materials such as these water bottles to Fochriw Primary School, and supporting local initiatives and creating jobs and training opportunities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sharon Pascoe, Headteacher at Fochriw Primary School said, “We can’t thank the council’s Healthy Schools team enough for supporting our ‘Mile around the MUGA’ initiative, along with Robert Price for kindly donating the water bottles. It’s also fantastic that parents and the local community have come on board, and in July our PTA organised a sponsored walk to raise funds for additional waterproofs. The weather certainly won’t be stopping our healthy drive!”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr David Poole, the council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing added, “The council is committed to ensuring the investment made through the WHQS programme helps transform lives and communities, as well as tenants’ homes. The donation to Fochriw Primary School is a great example of how WHQS is being used to make a difference to local communities”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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