Around 200 pupils at Hurley Primary School will be able to figure out maths better in future, thanks to generous Wood End shoppers.
Customers at Tamworth Co-operative Society’s convenience store in Tamworth Road donated the dividends earned on their purchases to the local school, raising £429.
The money, from the Society’s Community Dividend Fund, has been spent on resources designed to physically show children how maths works. By using teaching aids, such as counters and tokens, children can see numbers in action rather than wrestling with abstract concepts.
Assistant head teacher Matt Hardman said the new equipment would be used extensively throughout the school.
“We have nearly 200 pupils here, aged 4-11, and every single one of them will get hands-on experience with these new resources. It will be brilliant for them.”
Head teacher Glyn Morgans said he was extremely grateful for the windfall.
“Our thanks for this fabulous support go to the shoppers, who include many of our parents. We’d also like to thank the Tamworth Co-op for organising this very worthwhile community initiative.”
The Community Dividend Fund raises a five-figure sum each year, with more than a dozen groups benefiting from cash hand-outs.
Sheila Villers, manager of the Tamworth Co-op’s Wood End convenience store, sa
“It’s the third time the school has received support from our Community Dividend Fund and it’s lovely that every single pupil at the school will benefit.”