Hellesdon school needs your vote

Just Regional
May 22, 2014 2 mins read

A local primary needs your help to secure £25,000 of funding to repair and provide new playground equipment and ensure that the new play equipment will meet the needs of children with learning difficulties and special educational needs.

Kinsale Infant School is up against 83 other projects in the Engage Mutual community awards, and is asking everyone to vote for the school by the deadline of Saturday, May 31.

As a customer of Engage Mutual, teaching assistant Laura Mather was given the opportunity to apply for a community award and decided to put the school forward.

“The school had a higher than usual intake of children with special educational needs last September, including pupils with cerebral palsy and autism,” said Laura, who also has a daughter in her final year at the school.

“The entry was centred around renewing and replacing broken playground equipment, and ensuring that new play equipment is purchased so that those children with difficulties can access them.

“Only the two projects with the highest votes will win the funding. We currently have just over 300 votes, and are sitting in 11th place, but the leaders have obtained over 1,400 votes to date.

“With only a few days of voting left, we really need the Hellesdon community, and surrounding areas, to get behind us too.

“Likes and shares on social media have been overwhelming, but now it’s only votes that will count.

“We have a lot of ground to make up, being over 1,000 votes behind the leaders, but it’s not impossible. Please don’t let £25,000 slip through the fingers of the Hellesdon kids.”

Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, is also urging local people to vote for the school.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Kinsale Primary School to provide play equipment that meets the needs of all of its pupils, and therefore I encourage everyone in the local community to get behind them and vote for them in this competition,” said Chloe.

Every member of the public with a valid email address is eligible to vote. The project is called ‘Kinsale Infants – Equality and Inclusion’ and you can find the full details and cast your vote at http://tinyurl.com/votekinsale. The deadline is Saturday, May 31.

Please support them with your vote.

Please support them with your vote.

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