19th December 2023Construction

Pilgrimage wraps up year of charity support for Sneinton Primary


The Island Quarter has rounded off a year of supporting local causes by hosting Sneinton C of E School’s Christmas pilgrimage at Binks Yard.

The event saw year three children from the school stop off at Upstairs @ Cleaver & Wake as part of its annual festivities, which take in several stops along the half mile route between the school and the 36-acre site.

Pupils visiting the festive space were treated to a chapter of the nativity story, with four parents and trustees from the school dressed as angels heralding the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.

This pilgrimage is the latest in a series of charitable initiatives undertaken in 2023 by The Conygar Investment Company, the developer behind The Island Quarter’s regeneration.

Sarah Peek, lower phase lead at Sneinton C of E School, said: “Our pupils and staff look forward to the Christmas pilgrimage every year, and the visit to The Island Quarter is always a highlight. Our school is incredibly grateful for the ongoing support from Conygar and The Island Quarter, and we can’t wait to continue the relationship into 2024 and beyond.”

Its long-standing relationship with Sneinton C of E School – which started during the coronavirus pandemic with the donation of iPads to support distance learning – saw a donation of £1,500 to help fund a new multi-use space pupils and parents in March.

Binks Yard also hosted some of the school’s Year 6 pupils in summer for a dramatic reading of the poetry anthology they had written about how The Island Quarter will look in ten years’ time.

Christopher Ware, property director at Conygar, said: “Supporting local causes such as Sneinton School is an incredibly important element of what we’re looking to achieve at The Island Quarter. Seeing the difference our backing has made to the school is a great source of pride for us as a developer, and we are committed to ensuring that The Island Quarter represents the very best of Nottingham.”

Alongside these initiatives, Conygar also continued its support for Nottingham City Council’s book drive – taking its overall support to nearly 1,000 books – and TBAC, a local alternative provider for education, supplementing the rent for a unit on the Manvers Street side of the site.