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Recycling specialist gives Queensbury school playground a boost

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Pupils from a Bradford school are set to benefit from a grant issued by a Halifax-based recycling specialist.

The Leo Group’s Community Fund has issued a cash grant to Shibden Head Primary Academy, in Queensbury, to develop its playgrounds.

Thanks to the gift, the school will develop a vibrant outdoor learning environment for its reception and Year 1 pupils.

The improvements, scheduled to take place this summer, will enable the children to learn through play in an alternative learning space. The new playground markings are designed to develop reading and writing skills as well as number and letter recognition.

The Leo Group, which operates the Omega Proteins site in Thornton, awarded the school £1,692 from its Community Fund, which supports local charities and grassroots organisations across Bradford and Calderdale.

The Group, which operates 14 sites across the UK and Europe, is at the forefront of the recycling and green energy sectors. 

Shibden Head Primary Academy’s head teacher Sarah Thornton said: “We are thrilled that our application to Leo Group’s Community Fund has been successful and are very grateful for the company’s support.

“The planned improvements will greatly enhance the outdoor learning environment for our reception and Year 1 pupils.”

Leo Group supports local charities and grassroots organisations through its Community Fund. In the past few years Leo Group’s charitable donations have exceeded £250,000, the Community Fund is just one aspect of the Group’s community work.

Melanie Rosser, Leo Group’s PR and communication manager, said: “We  had a huge response to this round of Community Fund grants and, as always, we are delighted to be able to support good causes in the local area.

“We look forward to seeing the playground improvements at Shibden Head Primary Academy once they have been completed in the summer.”

Head Teacher Mrs S Thornton and Pupils Accepting Leo Group's donation
Pupils and Shibden Head Primary Academy’s head teacher Sarah Thornton (Right) accepting Leo Group’s donation

 

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