New grounds for Beech Hyde School

Harpenden Building Society receive thank you presentation for resurfacing the
playground and installing a canopy at Beech Hyde Primary.

Carl Astley, CEO at Harpenden Building Society, was delighted to see children enjoying their
resurfaced play area, as he accepted a plaque recognising the Society’s support towards a more
sustainable future for Beech Hyde Primary. He explained;

“We feel extremely privileged to have had this opportunity. This is the beginning of our
journey to invest more into our local communities.”

The Society have recently appointed a team of branch and head office personnel to help develop a
community engagement programme. Next steps will include measures to promote better
community environments, education and opportunities that younger generations require to more
easily succeed.
Carl continued; “To actually be here and witness the children enjoying their play area has really
brought the value of our contribution to life.”
Beech Hyde’s Acting Head, Kate Harvey added; “The efforts of the Society have certainly made a
difference for the children at Beech Hyde. They have helped to improve not only the space but
facilities and surroundings for our children. We now have a playground that promotes a more
inclusive and positive environment.”
Kate concluded; “Following the successful launch of our playground and canopy, we look forward to
revealing more good news about Beech Hyde, as the school takes its course towards an even more
positive future.”
This collaboration between Beech Hyde Primary and Harpenden Building Society has proven to be a
great success. Other organisations who may be interested in supporting Beech Hyde Primary School
children as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, can email admin@beechhyde.herts.sch.uk
for more information.