£2,500 boost will help close gap in learn­ing

Macclesfield Express - - GROOM HIT BRIDESMAID IN WEDDING PUNCH-UP -

A PROJECT which helps dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren has been given a £2,500 fund­ing boost.

The cash came from the Cheshire Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner’s Crime Preven­tion Fund.

The Clos­ing the Gap Sum­mer School, based at Mac­cles­field Acad­emy, will be used to raise the at­tain­ment of pupils by pro­vid­ing them with ex­pe­ri­ences and en­coun­ters to en­hance their un­der­stand­ing of cul­tures, her­itage and pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions while also build­ing their self-con­fi­dence.

Laura Hal­sall head of school at Mac­cles­field Acad­emy said: “The money will en­able us to close the gap for chil­dren who are trans­fer­ring to The Mac­cles­field Acad­emy in 2016.

“Sum­mer schools are an amaz­ing way to en­sure that stu­dents set­tle in to the acad­emy fam­ily and start to make progress from day one.”

●● Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner John Dwyer with pupils at Mac­cles­field Acad­emy

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