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School near Lichfield benefits from £1,000 donation

A school near Lichfield has been able to purchase new equipment after a donation from a well dressing event.

Caleb Irons, Ami Rock, Harriet Harte and Harry Neeson with the cheque

Caleb Irons, Ami Rock, Harriet Harte and Harry Neeson with the cheque

Neewood CE (VA) Primary School in Newborough have installed a new interactive whiteboard after the £1,000 was given to them by Newborough’s Country Fair and Well Dressing Committee.

The event, which takes place annually in Newborough on May Bank Holiday Monday, raises money for good causes and this time the village’s schoolchildren were the lucky recipients.

The school’s headteacher Michelle O’Dellsaid:

“The interactive whiteboard is a very exciting addition to our school’s resources and will help us in our mission to deliver engaging lessons to children of all ages and ability levels. We will be using the whiteboard to show video clips, the internet and colour visuals across a wide range of subject areas and it is already improving pupils’ understanding and motivation.

“I would like to thank the Newborough Country Fair and Well Dressing Committee for this generous donation which will make a significant contribution to our school.”

Plans are now well underway for this year’s event on May 2.

A new feature of this year’s event will be an outdoor stage in the village square, featuring live music from the likes of the Brumbeat Beatles. Other attractions include the Meynell & South Staffordshire Hunt, pets corner, carriage rides, a village produce and crafts competition, a playpark, craft demonstrations, displays by the South Staffordshire Dog Training Display Team and a duck race.

The popular Italian Street market also returns to offer a range of Mediterranean produce.

The organising committee’s chairman Richard Oakley said:

“Newborough Well Dressing has been a highlight in the local calendar for 31 years and we want to ensure that it maintains this level of popularity for years to come.  That’s why the 2011 event will be bigger and better than ever. We’re planning lots of new attractions so that there really is something for everyone, and with live music playing well into the evening we’re hoping many more visitors will choose to round off this year’s extended Bank Holiday weekend with a visit to Newborough.”

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