Saffron Housing helps fund ‘eco train’ at Long Stratton school

South Norfolk Councillor Martin Wilby (right) presents cheque on behalf of Saffron Housing to Manor Field School's PTA members and Eco Council pupils. xsevnpUM4VViCh0C8cA0
South Norfolk Councillor Martin Wilby (right) presents cheque on behalf of Saffron Housing to Manor Field School's PTA members and Eco Council pupils. xsevnpUM4VViCh0C8cA0

A south Norfolk infant school is celebrating following the installation of new eco-friendly play equipment, funded with the help of a substantial grant from a local housing provider.

Manor Field Infant and Nursery School, located in Manor Road, Long Stratton, recently marked the opening of a new addition to its playground - a train constructed from around 12,298 recycled two-pint milk containers.

The project was achieved through fundraising by the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and a £1,138.80 donation from Saffron Housing, as part of the Saffron Community Foundation.

Emma Tooke, of Saffron Housing Trust, said the equipment would be around “for many years to come” and would give “generations of children a fantastic piece of play equipment”.

She said: “Manor Field is an Eco-School and they work closely with their eco council that is made up of pupils and staff to ensure they continue their sustainability and environmental awareness.

“This new recycled train is a fun educational reminder to them of what is achievable with waste.”