Yapton CofE School celebrates Christmas with local housebuilder

This Christmas, Dandara is continuing its partnership with Yapton CofE Primary School, by hosting a Santa’s Grotto for the pupils at the school. It also donated eco-friendly baubles which were decorated by the pupils and hung on the housebuilders Christmas tree at its Paddock View development, which is located next to the school on North End Road.

To celebrate the festive season, Dandara turned the school’s playhouse, which the housebuilder crafted and donated earlier this year, into a Santa’s Grotto. Jonny  Betteridge, the Site Manager at Paddock View, dressed up as Santa for the children and handed out some Christmas treats.


Jonny Betteridge, Site Manager at Paddock View, commented: “I really enjoyed playing Santa for the pupils at Yapton CofE School, I have a great relationship with the school so it was brilliant to be able to spread some Christmas cheer and put smiles on the children’s faces – being Santa was a nice break from the day job too!”

The housebuilder also encouraged a more sustainable Christmas with a donation of eco-friendly baubles to help combat plastic pollution in the UK, following reports that around 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled in the UK this Christmas.* The baubles are made from wood and are 100% biodegradable for when they are no longer wanted.

Nicki Dennis, Sales and Marketing Director for Dandara, commented: “It was wonderful to work with Yapton CofE Primary School again, and this time to celebrate Christmas! The children did a fantastic job designing their baubles and it was wonderful to welcome them on site at Paddock View to hang the baubles on our tree – it has helped all of us on site get into the festive spirit!”

Kim Huggett, Head Teacher at Yapton, adds, “We are very happy to partner with Dandara for a Santa’s Grotto and eco-friendly bauble activity this Christmas, the sustainable angle supported our ethos which teaches the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment which was fantastic. The children also really enjoyed having Santa at the school and receiving some treats from Dandara. It was a wonderful way to end the term for Christmas.”

Yapton CofE Primary School and Dandara have an ongoing partnership which has already seen the pupils naming the streets at its Paddock View development, a donation of mud towards the schools ‘mud kitchen’ as well as the donation of the ‘Book Nook’ playhouse.

Dandara is currently selling its new homes at Paddock View in Yapton, just 0.2 miles away from Yapton CofE School, where a collection of 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom homes are available. Prices start from £310,000 for a two-bedroom home.