Romsley school gets a makeover

As a thank you for their patience during some work in the area, we've donated £1000 towards news steps and replacement of some of the decking in the Reception area of St Kenelm’s Church of England Primary School, Romsley.

We first began working with the Romsley community back in 2015, when we visited the village to carry out investigations as part of the Birmingham Resilience Project which will provide a second water source for Birmingham via a 16 mile pipeline from the River Severn.

Janine Billington, community officer, said: “The work we’ve been doing in Romsley has been going on for a long time, and although we’ve done everything we can, working closely with the local community, we know that some disruption is inevitable.  So we wanted to do something to say thank you for everyone’s patience.  We were told that there was some work that needed doing at the local school, St Kenelm’s Church of England Primary, and we decided to help.

“We’re delighted to have been able to donate £1000 towards news steps and the replacement of some of the decking in the Reception area.  The original decking entrance had become extremely unsafe and had to be closed due to it drying up in the summer heat which caused it to break.  This new decking has allowed the youngest children at the school to have
their own entrance once again, which stops their day being disrupted.  It’s so good to know that our contribution has helped in the safely and welfare of the children when entering their

We also donated copies of our book, ‘Arthur and the Genie of the Tap’, which explains in a fun and child friendly way, how water comes all the way from Wales, down the Elan Valley Aqueduct through Romsley to Birmingham, and all about the Birmingham Resilience Project.

Headteacher, Suzanne Shackleton, added: “The children, staff, parents and governors of St Kenelm’s CE Primary School are most grateful for Severn Trent’s contribution of £1000 to refurbish the Reception Class decking area.  The children use this area to learn in the outdoors and they also use it to have direct access to their classroom at the beginning and end of the day. This allows for the nurture that young children need at the start and the end of the school day when in their first year at school.  It has made such a difference to have this back in use for our youngest children, so a huge thank you to all at Severn Trent.  The children loved the books you donated about the water supply and were really fascinated to find out about the
source of where their water comes from and how it gets to them, so many thanks for those too!”   


Pictured: Suzanne Shakleton, Head Teacher along
with some of the children from the reception class and Jenny Jenkins, Home
School Association (HSA).