PUPILS are enjoying new play equipment, a breakfast exercise club and new laptops thanks to grants given to their school.
Dallimore Primary School was handed almost £10,000 by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All grant programme to pay for a new tyre park and to help fund a breakfast exercise club.
As well as the lottery funding, local shopkeeper, Kuldip Sandhu, of Nisa Extra on Queen Elizabeth Way, has donated £250 towards new laptops for pupils as part of the firm’s Making a Difference in the Community Scheme.
Headteacher Rachel Crowther said: “The children are thrilled with the play area and the money towards laptops and they will really benefit from the money that has been given to the school.
“The new play area means that children have a safe, interesting place to play all year round which is something they’ve not had until now.
“It’s also available for community groups such as holiday play schemes and after school multi-skills clubs to use.
“The provision of a breakfast club will allow all children to benefit from a healthy start to the day as well as providing guidance and support to children.”
Money for the laptop donation was raised by customers buying products from ranges including Heinz, Kelloggs and Heritage at Nisa Extra as part of an annual charity scheme run by the company.
The shop’s owner, Kuldip Sandhu said: “Every time customers buy products from certain ranges the money is set aside and accumulated and then donated to a local cause.
“Last year we gave Kirk Hallam Sports and Technology College £500 for a new bench and we are also keeping some money aside for other local charities.”