Eductaion: Funding boost welcomed for Hollybush Primary School

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins. 1708JM04
SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins. 1708JM04

Funding of almost £10,000 for Hollybush Primary School and Nursery in Derry has been welcomed by SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins.

The Culmore school is receive £9,741 to provide play equipment.

It is one of six groups in the city who are among 108 groups in the North sharing in a grants windfall of £895,132 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

Cllr Dobbins, a member of the board of the Western Education and Library Board who is also a member of the school’s board of governors, said coupled with the new road safety measures on the Ardan Road, the funding would contribute to guaranteeing the high standards set by the principal and staff in the school and nursery.

She added: ”It will also create a benchmark for a bright future for the school.”

The other groups awarded funding are:

St. Columb’s Cathedral has been granted £10,000 to upgrade the heating system in the Deanery, which will be opened as a visitor attraction.

Gingerbread, the charity which supports one-parent families, is to receive £4,629 to support its Get Connected Project which is working with 100 one-parent families from the most disadvantaged areas of the city to get them connected to the information and support they need.

The Rath Mor 50+ Club, which provides opportunities for older people to increase their social, physical, cultural and academic skills, is £7,190 to organise a programme of social events.

The Glen Area Parent and Toddler Group, which provides care and support for families with babies and toddlers, has been granted £10,000 to provide play equipment and activities for families with young children.

The Rural Area Partnership in Derry Limited, which provides support and development for rural communities in the Derry City Council area, has been given £10,000 to install a new kitchen and training room to provide a space for groups to run training courses.