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Developer is building up links with school pupils

Head Mistress Helen Stokoe and Bellways sales advisor, Margaret Wilkinson with pupils of Stannington First School.

Head Mistress Helen Stokoe and Bellways sales advisor, Margaret Wilkinson with pupils of Stannington First School.

Pupils have been given the keys to better learning facilities, thanks to a local housebuilder.

Bellway Homes, which is creating an estate at the former St Mary’s Hospital, has awarded £2,500 to nearby Stannington First School to buy computer equipment and a whiteboard.

Headteacher Helen Stokoe said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive the donation. The school is collecting funds for a new learning environment so every penny counts.”

Bellway Sales Director Rob Armstrong said: “Children from our new Stannington Park development may well attend Stannington First School so we were pleased to support the school’s ambitions.”

Pictured are Mrs Stokoe and Bellway Sales Advisor Margaret Wilkinson with pupils.

 

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