A Castlemilk primary school has secured a partnership with IKEA after impressing the furniture giant with their school values.
Castleton Primary will now benefit from a link-up with IKEA Glasgow as well as a cash boost after winning a Teaching About Sustainability project .
IKEA will be working with Castleton Primary over the course of the year with children visiting IKEA for workshops as well as IKEA refurbishing the library/ ICT suite, Rainbow Castle Classroom and outdoor areas at the school.
IKEA will also be coming out to fundraise both for Castleton Primary and for charities throughout the year.
The school’s Amanda Wright was delighted at the school being selected by the store.
She said: “It’s really good for the school.
“Ikea have already been out and had a look around, and there’s going to be some big changes over the next year.
“It’s about having a partnership with them too.
“Our depute head Lesley Gillies had worked very closely with the pupils and was hopeful that IKEA would pick us based on how they’d done. “We’re all really thrilled.” Aileen McCreadie the marketing leader for IKEA’s Glasgow store, added: “Over the last few years we have donated to many charities, projects and schools.
“However this year we wanted to connect more with the recipients and work closer with them so that we can both learn from each other.
“We wanted to be able to make a positive impact on their everyday lives both at home and at school.
“At IKEA Glasgow we have many talented co- workers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and skills with our customers, therefore to share this with our future generation is a natural step for us.
“I wrote to 450 Schools within our Primary Market asking them to tell us why IKEA Glasgow should work with them, connecting with our values and our
Winners Castleton youngsters and IKEA staff