Wednesday 21 December 2011

Pretty in Pink: L&Q Housing Presents New Kit & Cheque

Broadford Primary School have received an incredibly generous cash injection from L&Q Housing. In their most recent bout of community donations, the Harold Hill school was chosen to benefit from £3,400 of funding. As a consequence the school will be able to: pay for a professional coach to provide football coaching for children in Years 1- 6; purchase much needed equipment to allow three after school clubs to take place and increase our ability to offer extended schools provision by providing three after school clubs per week from 3.15 - 4.30pm
Malcolm Drakes (Headteacher) said "Without a doubt this tremendous grant will help us to raise the participation rate for all pupils taking part in sporting activities. The support will also enable us to host locality sports events with other community groups."
The L&Q representative - Stuart Norman - explained that the school's funding bid was successful because it showed the money would be targeted towards children who have real needs. NHS data shows that the Harold Hill locality has one of the highest child obesity rates in the authority. Encouraging children to take part in healthy activities is one way of helping to combat this worrying statistic. Working in partnership, L&Q Housing and Broadford School expect this project to just be the start. Hopefully the number of pupils impacted on will grow year on year.

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