Monifieth schools’ Lotto Fund successes

MSP FOR Angus South, Graeme Dey, has congratulated two Monifieth schools which have received grants from the Big Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities programme.

Monifieth High and Grange Primary are the recipients of grants worth a total of £3,826.

Mr Dey said: “I am always pleased when local groups or organisations receive grants to help carry out their local work – and schools are no different. I am sure this money will come in very handy for each of them.

“I wish the two schools in Monifieth the best of luck for any future applications, and I look forward to hearing how the money helped with increasing participation in sport and supporting children with additional needs.”

Monifieth High School received a £1,840 award which will be used to establish two new extra-curricular clubs for table tennis and netball.

The project meets the 2014 Communities outcomes of ‘More people take part in sport or physical activity’, ‘More people volunteer in physical sport or activity’ and ‘More people and communities are brought together through taking part or volunteering in sport or physical activity’.

The funding will pay for four table tennis tables, one set of netball stands, 10 netballs and three sets of netball bibs.

The £1,986 received by Grange Primary School will help provide extra-curricular yoga sessions for pupils with additional support needs.

The sessions will be open to pupils from other primary schools in the local authority, and the project will be sustained by providing teachers and parent volunteers with training.

The project meets all of the 2014 Communities outcomes. The grant will pay for yoga teacher fees, 16 yoga mats and 12 yoga blankets.

Full details of Big Lottery Fund programmes and grant awards are available on the website www.biglotteryfund.org.uk