Cash boost buys new kit for school teams

Middleton Guardian - - CHILDREN IN NEED -

A PRI­MARY school has been given a cash boost to fund sports and fit­ness equip­ment.

Hollin Pri­mary School in Mid­dle­ton re­ceived a £300 do­na­tion from de­vel­oper Tay­lor Wim­pey, which is build­ing the East Hollins­field homes nearby.

The money was used to buy new rugby kits and run­ning vests for pupils and head­teacher David Fen­ton said stu­dents and staff ex­tended ‘a huge thank you for the gen­er­ous do­na­tion’.

“Sports and fit­ness play an in­te­gral part of the cur­ricu­lum at our school and in chil­dren’s health and well-be­ing,” he added. “We want ev­ery child to find a sport or ac­tiv­ity that they can en­joy through­out their life. Look­ing their very best in the new rugby kits, we hope all of our stu­dents will be en­cour­aged to take part in more sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.”

The school, off Waver­ley Road, is part of Mid­dle­ton Pri­mary School’s Sports As­so­ci­a­tion, which pro­vides com­pe­ti­tions for pupils and free sports and ac­tiv­i­ties for dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren.

Chloe Dunn, sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor at Tay­lor Wim­pey Manch­ester, said: “Be­ing ac­tive is so im­por­tant and if we can en­cour­age chil­dren to form these habits now, they’ll stick to them.”

Pupils at Hollin Pri­mary School in Mid­dle­ton in their new rugby kits

From left, Claire Roach, David Brooks, Mayor Mo­hammed Za­man, John Ro­nan, Char­lotte Ast­ley and Emily Brett

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