Children from a Bakewell school are celebrating after receiving £5000 from Midlands Co-operative Society for play equipment.
Bakewell Methodist Junior School on Stoney Close, wanted to purchase a Trim Trail to enhance the school’s health curriculum and aid educational development by encouraging children participate in outdoor play. Their funds, however, were limited and so they approached local businesses for support and Midlands Co-operative Society, which has a store on Market Street in the town was happy to help.
Nicky Webster, School Bursar explained: “A Trim Trail encourages children to work together developing skills and embracing teamwork. It encourages children to be active in an outdoor environment, helping to combat obesity and anti-social behaviour, whilst teaching children to assess and take calculated risks. We approached Midlands C0-operative to help us with this project and were delighted when the Society gave us £5000 for the Trim Trail.”
Midlands Co-operative donated the monies from its Making a Difference Community Dividend fund, which guarantees that a percentage of its trading profit id donated to local groups in its trading area.