The company, which is currently building at Westhill, Kettering, has donated £200 to the Northampton Road school for wet weather clothing, wellington boots and delivered some tree stumps cut for the children to use as seats.
Westhill development sales manager Odette Biddle visited the school and joined some pupils, along with forest school practitioner Melissa Mander, site supervisor Ian Bell and headteacher Julia Rutherford-Bate in the forest.
The forest school concept allows children to enjoy nature and encourages wellbeing, independence and confidence in a child-led learning environment.
Forest school practitioner Melissa Mander explained: “All the children at the school get the chance to use the forest school which is a different way of learning. In the forest we have a different set of rules and encourage decision-making, some risk taking and a strong sense of community.
“It is also an opportunity for children to get outside and enjoy nature, often getting dirty in the process, climbing trees and jumping in muddy puddles. Not all children get encouraged to do that out of school.
“We are really grateful to Kier Living Eastern for the donation which has helped us to get some wet weather clothing, and for the tree stumps which make wonderful natural seating for our forest school.”
At Westhill, Kettering there’s a choice of one, two, three and four-bedroom houses and apartments on offer. The development has been designed to provide the perfect home for first-time buyers, couples and families alike. Backing on to the new country park, which provides footpaths, picnic and play areas, Westhill is a fantastic new community to be enjoyed at leisure.