Whittlesey firm helps Peterborough school’s garden to flourish

Park House School student Joshua Beattie and Business Manager Luke Rich receive delivery of 6.5 tonn

Park House School student Joshua Beattie and Business Manager Luke Rich receive delivery of 6.5 tonnes of bricks from Forterras Kings Dyke staff Pasquale Pasky Tucillo and Dave Chevins. - Credit: Archant

A Whittlesey firm has donated more than six tonnes of bricks to a Peterborough school to help create a special garden for its students.

Park House School student Joshua Beattie and Luke Rich, the school’s business manager, received a delivery of 6.5 tonnes of bricks from Forterra’s King’s Dyke staff members Pasquale ‘Pasky’ Tucillo and Dave Chevins.

Staff from the company’s Kings Dyke brickworks in Whittlesey delivered the iconic London Bricks to Park House School in Peterborough, to be used in creating a safe sensory garden at a former Methodist chapel which is now part of the school.

The former chapel building is being converted into a therapy base for children on the autistic specrum with associated learning difficulties. Once completed, the sensory garden will provide a safe and fun outdoor space for the children to explore in a controlled manner.

Mr Rich said: “We’d like to thank Forterra for their generous donation of bricks, which will make a huge difference towards our garden project.”


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Steve Jeynes, plant manager at Forterra’s Kings Dyke facility, said: “When we heard about the garden we thought it was a very worthwhile cause that we could readily contribute to, and we hope our quality bricks will be put to good use in creating an outdoor area the children can enjoy.”

For more information please visit the website, at www.forterra.co.uk. You can also follow the company on Twitter via @ForterraUK and on LinkedIn.

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