To mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King, Housebuilder Dandara has teamed up with a local carpentry firm to inspire school children in Deal to learn more about the nation’s history.
John Boyns Carpentry donated a handcrafted wooden book hut and the housebuilder gifted a selection of history and fiction books to Kingsdown & Ringwould Primary School.
Pupils will then be invited to express their creativity by decorating the hut with their own regal designs to celebrate the historic event in Westminister Abbey on the Saturday 6th May.
Louise Norman, Head of Sales at Dandara South East, commented: “The book hut looks amazing – we are so grateful to John Boyns and the team for their hard work. I’m sure when the children decorate the hut that it will look incredible and definitely be fit for a King.
“We hope the book hut encourages the young people to pick up a book more often and perhaps even learn a bit more about kings and queens who have shaped our history!”
Jo Hygate, Head Teacher at Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, added: “Reading is not just beneficial for a child’s academic performance, but it is a lot of fun and can really help with their emotional development too.
“Thank you to Dandara and John Boyns Carpentry for their generosity and for allowing us to be part of this very worthwhile project.”
John Boyns of John Boyns Carpentry in Maidstone, made the book hut free of charge for the school. He said: “It was nice to be asked by Dandara to become involved in such a great project and it is lovely to see the finished book hut. I hope the children will enjoy decorating it as much as we did making it. I am really impressed that Dandara is working with schools to spark the imaginations of local children.”