Cash boost buys new kit for school teams
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