Pupils at a Bakewell school are celebrating after receiving £5000 from Midlands Co-operative for play equipment.
Bakewell Methodist Junior School wanted to buy a trim trail to enhance the school’s health curriculum and aid educational development by encouraging children to participate in outdoor play. They approached local businesses for support and Midlands Co-operative Society, which has a store on Market Street, was happy to help.
Nicky Webster, School Bursar explained; “A Trim Trail encourages children to work together developing skills and enhancing teamwork. ”
Midlands Co-operative donated the money from its Making a Difference Community Dividend fund, which guarantees that a percentage of profits is donated to local groups .