School library gets housebuilder's backing

A Cranbrook school’s library is set to invest in a range of new books after receiving a cash boost from a leading South West housebuilder.

Persimmon Homes South West has awarded the Cranbrook Education Campus with a £1,000 cash influx, naming them as a Community Champion.

The Community Champions initiative supports two charities in the South West each month, with donations up to £1,000. Nationally, the scheme has seen over £1million handed to good causes.

Cranbrook Education Campus opened in September 2015 and is used as a through school for pupils from two to 16 years old.

Rebecca Bright at Cranbrook Education Campus, said: “The school library serves both primary and secondary school pupils and is need of a makeover.

“The primary library is a huge area of focus at the moment and since the school has been started from scratch there is very little funding to cover everything.

“So this donation from Persimmon Homes will make a massive difference as we will be able to greatly improve our stock levels.

“Literacy is a priority for all phases of the school and we really want all of the students to be passionate about books and develop a lifelong love of reading.”

Nina Hester, sales and marketing director at Persimmon Homes South West, said: “Supporting charities in the areas in which we build is important to us, with the Education Campus being close to our Galileo development in Cranbrook.

“Community Champions is all about supporting good causes that make an impact in their community and the Cranbrook Education Campus is the perfect example of that.

“If charities were unsuccessful in applying, I would encourage them to reapply for the chance of becoming our next Community Champion.

“Applications for funding can be made quickly and easily by visiting”

For more information, visit