Panel awards grant for state of the art school equipment
The Sleaford REP Community Liaison Panel recently visited Kirkby-la-Thorpe Primary School to view the School’s five new interactive whiteboards in action. The equipment was acquired following a £10,000 funding award as part of the £285,000 committed to the local community by the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.
The new equipment has replaced older whiteboards and allows teachers and pupils to interact during lesson time like never before. The boards have internet access, are used to enhance pupil learning, and allows teachers to access a wider variety educational tools and services with ease.
Chair of the Panel Cllr Richard Wright said:
‘This funding has provided an invaluable asset to the School and aims to enhance pupils’ education attainment and experiences. They are brilliant additions to the classroom and we were extremely impressed to learn how the pupils had embraced them - they were clearly delighted with their new equipment.
This is exactly the type of investment we envisaged when the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant agreed to the funding and we hope more of the Community will benefit from the funding over the next few years.’
Headteacher Katie Bartle added:
"We were delighted to receive the funding award from the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant and were keen to utilise it in a way that would benefit all of our pupils. Our new whiteboards are touch screen ensuring that our lessons are extremely interactive and engaging. The picture quality of the screens is superb and they have been an excellent addition to all of our classrooms, enjoyed by pupils and staff alike."
"As a school that has achieved the Gold Primary Science Mark award, it is highly valuable to provide children with opportunities to apply their classroom science to real-life contexts and to help them to understand how what they learn in school is utilised within industry. Therefore we are looking forward to working closely with the Renewable Energy Plant nearby to develop our pupils' scientific knowledge in the future."
Community groups are being urged by the Panel to come forward and apply for the annual £40,000 funding (for the next three years) which is being provided by the Plant and administered by the Panel. Funding applications can range from £500 - £20,000 for groups and organisations in either Sleaford Town Parish or Kirkby-La-Thorpe Parish. For more information about Sleaford REP Community Liaison Panel and to apply for funding please visit the dedicated Panel page on the Sleaford REP website – www.sleafordrep.co.uk
The School children pictured are (left to right): Isabel Andy, Jake Walzak, Emily Wilson, James Andy, Charlie Koscinski-Drayton and Oscar Scholefield.
Pictured with the School children are (left to right): Headteacher Katie Bartle, Vice-Chair of the Panel - Cllr Rob Hipworth, Cllr David Dickinson, Chair of the Panel - Cllr Richard Wright, and Sleaford REP Communications Manager – Mike Harrison.