Picture of the new instrument at Miri Melyd.

Music makers at Miri Melyd

Youngsters at a Meliden playgroup and primary school will be hitting the right notes after receiving a donation of an outdoor musical instrument.

The donation of a free standing cow bell was made by Castle Green Homes to the Miri Melyd playgroup at Ysgol Melyd near Prestatyn.

Castle Green Homes are the contractors working on Adra Housing Association’s housing development at Plas Newydd Farm, Prestatyn which involves building 102 brand new homes.

Ceri Ellis Jackson, Adra’s Social Value Coordinator, said: “ As a social landlord, we have a responsibility to make sure that our investment provides additional benefits and gives something back to local communities.  As a result, we ask our contactors to think about how they can provide community benefits as part of the work of building new homes and it’s great to see Miri Melyd and Ysgol Melyd benefitting in such a creative way”.

Hannah Greenfield from Castle Green Homes, said:  “The playgroup reached out for donations to help enhance the outdoor areas for their settings, specifically musical instruments that are weatherproof. We have purchased a large free-standing cowbell and frame which cost £858 as this is one of the items they specifically mentioned.’

Dafydd Jones, Headteacher at Ysgol Melyd, said: “We are grateful to Castle Green Homes for their generous gift.”

Clare Dyche, manager at Miri Melyd playgroup added, “This is exactly what we wanted and children can get creative in a musical way and make some noise. It’s a great addition to our playground”.