Deanfield Homes donates ‘Buddy Bench’ to Wychwood CE Primary School

November 9, 2020In News2 Minutes

November 2020: Deanfield Homes is committed to supporting the local communities in which it builds its developments and it was recently delighted to donate a ‘Buddy Bench’ to Wychwood CE Primary School.

The idea of the ‘Buddy Bench’ is simple. If a child feels lonely, they can go to the bench as a signal that they need someone to play with. Another child will see them and go and talk to them and include them in their games.

Mr Rubba, Headteacher of Wychwood CE Primary School said, “Wychwood Primary School is very pleased to accept the donation of a bench for our playground from Deanfield Homes.  Children love to sit and chat, which is an important part of learning to socialise. The bench will get a lot of use over the years by many children as they attend the school.”

Annette Gaskell, Sales and Marketing Manager of Deanfield Homes comments, “It has been a very strange and unsettling year for us all, particularly for children and we were keen to provide something for the school that could encourage positive engagement for children and also help pupils look out for each other and make friends. We are pleased that the children are getting a great deal of use out of the bench already.”

Located on the edge of the sought after Cotswolds village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Deanfield Homes has built Deanfield Grange, a stunning collection of three, four and five bedroom family homes.