Lottery win means a Lotto smiles for delighted schoolkids

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PUPILS at a special needs school are jumping for joy after receiving more than £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

St Kevin’s Primary in Sighthill opened its new trim trail last month after receiving £10,000 from the Lottery’s Awards for All scheme.

The trail, which will also be open to Sighthill Nursery and St Stephen’s Primary, includes an obstacle course and a ‘wibbly wobbly’ bridge.

The school has now managed to secure an extra £2,000 from the Lottery’s 2014 Communities programme, which aims to encourage youngsters to take part in sports.

The cash will be used to buy play equipment, including parachutes, a folding trampoline and a creepy crawly bridge.

They will also be able tohire sports coaches to teach pupils tennis, basketball and football.

Lesley Anne D’Arcy, principal teacher at St Kevin’s, said: “We’re absolutely over the moon, we feel like we’ve won the Lottery.

“The children at our school are pretty much isolated in their community and they don’t get the chance to do things like this very often.

“The trim trail encourages physical activity and social interaction so it’s great to have something like this in the school, we’ve never had anything like it before.

“We’re also delighted that Glasgow City Council’s community payback team came in and helped us paint the fence around the trim trail.”

The school was not the only group to receive funding from the Big Lottery’s 2014 communities fund.

North Connections Senior Forum from Royston received £1,850 to expand its forum’s free over-50s tai chi class.

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