New chapter for Leamington school

Children at St Paul's Primary School show off their new library books.

Children at St Paul's Primary School show off their new library books.

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A new chapter has started at a Leamington primary school - thanks to estate agent Knight & Rennie.

They launched an annual sponsored board scheme after they were approached by St Paul’s C of E Primary School.

Owner Oliver Knight said: “The opportunity to work with a small local charity came at the perfect time for Knight Rennie and when it was suggested we become Paul’s School PTA’s key corporate sponsor, it was a no-brainer.

“Corporate charitable partnerships offer fantastic opportunities for an agency such as ours and it’s a privilege to see whatever help we can offer create legacies such as a new library, which many children will be able to enjoy.”

Oliver’s support over the last couple of years helped the school to plan and fund events which raised £15,000 for their brand new library.

A grand opening took place last term with children’s author Petr Horacek.

PTA chair Ellie Costello said: “About two years ago, our headteacher asked if the PTA could help fundraise enough to install a new centralised library for the school.

“We loved the idea but realised it would involve plenty of hard work and stepping up our existing school events.

“I was aware of estate agent sponsorship schemes from living in London and reached out to a couple of local agents to see if they’d be interested in offering a similar scheme in Leamington.”

St Paul’s Summer Fete takes place on Saturday from 12pm.

It includes live music, stalls and tea room and is in Upper Holly Walk.