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Harpenden primary school receives grant to improve learning spaces

PUBLISHED: 16:01 03 May 2019

The PTA at Lea Primary School in Harpenden received a grant to create 'inspiring learning spaces' for pupils. Picture: Lea Primary School

The PTA at Lea Primary School in Harpenden received a grant to create 'inspiring learning spaces' for pupils. Picture: Lea Primary School

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A primary school PTA was awarded a grant to create 'inspiring learning spaces' from the Harpenden Trust Community Fund.

The Lea Primary and Nursery School in Moorland Road, Harpenden, will use the grant to contribute towards a PTA-funded project to improve pupil wellbeing.

Steve Pryor, of the Harpenden Trust, visited the school on Friday, April 26 to present the cheque and see the work so far. The money has already been used to transform an under-used room at the school into a light, airy classroom with purpose-built storage, and there are plans to create colourful playground markings for the children.

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PTA vice-chair Katy Hamilton said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to receive a Community Fund grant and we know that the money will have a real impact on our children's learning and enjoyment of school.”

The Community Fund offers grants to local voluntary organisations and community groups, particularly those linked to youth, education and the elderly, for specific projects.

Headteacher James Berry said: “I am delighted for our children that the grant has been awarded.

“It has enabled us to make better use of existing areas of the school as high quality learning environments – which is of great benefit to the children.”

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