Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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