Allison Homes donates materials to specialist college in Peterborough

We are pleased to have donated 25 plasterboard pallets to a college based near our Abbey Park development in Thorney, Peterborough, to help create a brand new sensory area.

Calman Colaiste College is an independent specialist college providing further education for young adults with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs, including behaviours of concern. It offers a range of bespoke programmes for learners at its Thorney based location.

The donated plasterboard pallets from Allison Homes will be used in a new sensory area on the grounds of the college. The students will be using the boards to create a boundary for the area, as well as crafting chairs, benches and planters.

Rebecca Willett, Creative Arts Tutor at Calman Colaiste College, said “We are very grateful for the donation of the pallets. We plan to use them within the redevelopment of our sensory garden for the learners to enjoy. Our learners will also be using them as material to use and make new things as part of our ongoing enterprise skill project.”

Andy Richards, Construction Director at Allison Homes Central Region, said “We were delighted to be able to assist Calman Colaiste College with their exciting sensory area project and its great to see the materials donated put to such good use.

“At Allison Homes, we’re all about giving back to the communities we build in wherever possible, and contributing to further education in this way was a no brainer for us. We look forward to doing more work with the community going forward.”

To find out more about Calman Colaiste College, click here.

Abbey Park is a stunning development comprised of 15 different house types, that blend the traditional and the modern to create truly unique homes. Ideally located in picturesque Thorney, the development is surrounded by convenient amenities, high quality schools and nurseries, and easy transport links for commuting.

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