Staff and students at Boney Hay Community Primary School

Primary schools in Lichfield and Burntwood have been boosted by donations of £2,000.

The money was provided by M6Toll operators Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) and saw five schools get the cash to fund future projects. They were:

  • Christ Church Primary School for the purchase of six iPads.
  • St Chad’s Primary School for the purchase of IT equipment, including Raspberry Pi.
  • Whittington Primary School for a forest school setting.
  • Boney Hay Community Primary School for classroom equipment, including a whiteboard and projector.
  • St Joseph & St Theresa Catholic School for IT software to help with literacy and numeracy.
Staff and students at Boney Hay Community Primary School with their new interactive whiteboard

Jen Matthewman, headteacher at Boney Hay Community Primary School, said: “The funding received from M6Toll has given us the opportunity to extend our provision for children with dyslexic tendencies. They are able to access interactive resources and the whiteboard, making learning even more fun.

“This certainly helped when we were thrilled to be awarded Dyslexia Friendly Status.”

The scheme will run again this year and schools are being urged to take advantage.

Tom Fanning, chief executive of MEL, said: “The response to the inaugural year of the Midland Expressway Primary School Scheme has been a huge success and the initiatives we received from local schools have been very encouraging.

“We are proud to support all five primary schools and see how much our scheme is benefitting local children, going forward we will be increasing our investment into the scheme to ensure extra funding is available to help create further learning opportunities.”

For more details on the scheme visit the M6Toll website.

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