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Store’s grant will create a better space for kids’ play

Sainsbury cheque presentation to Burnley Road Academy, Mytholmroyd. Nile and Khalid Ayub, aged six and ten, Pam Saville, Zahina Khan and Khoyrun Ali

Sainsbury cheque presentation to Burnley Road Academy, Mytholmroyd. Nile and Khalid Ayub, aged six and ten, Pam Saville, Zahina Khan and Khoyrun Ali

Children will soon have a new and improved place to play thanks to a donation from a convenience store as part of its community grant scheme.

Sainsbury’s Local in Mytholmroyd has presented a grant of £250 to Burnley Road Academy, which will go towards a project to refurbish the playground and install new facilities.

The donation is part of Sainsbury’s community grants scheme, which aims to help charitable groups in the local community.

Khoyrun Ali, manager of the Sainsbury’s Local branch in Mytholmroyd, said: “Our store is at the heart of the local community and it is important that we can do as much as we can to support it.

“When we heard about Burnley Road Academy, we were really pleased to be able to help out.”

Headteacher Pam Saville thanked Sainsbury’s for the grant.

She said the school council has had a keen interest in playground improvements.

“A major focus of ours has been to develop the playground,” she said.

“We are going to do that in Spring when the weather improves.

“We are aiming to make the area look better and more inviting for the children when they play out.”

The academy has recently implemented a new maths system.

To link in with this, staff are planning to create a large number grid in the playground, and a noughts and crosses board.

 

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