Donation aids special school

Youngsters at a Spalding special school are benefitting from new swimming equipment thanks to a generous donation from a councillor.

Councillor Jack McLean donated funds from his designated ward budget to the Garth School, enabling staff to purchase balls, floats, neck and waist braces and boogie boards.

Garth SchoolThe equipment is already helping pupils in physical education lessons and also being used for extra-curricular activities by the Spalding-based Chappell Centre.

Cllr McLean paid a visit to the school recently and was delighted to see the equipment making a positive difference for pupils and staff alike.

He said: "It was a pleasure to visit and meet some of the children making use of the new equipment. 

"I was very pleased to see how much equipment has been bought using the money. The facility is going from strength to strength and I am hopeful that this contribution has helped continue that."

Luke Jackson, Lifeguard at the Garth School, said: "We're extremely grateful for the donation, we desperately needed new equipment and it's been a massive boost for everyone.

"The equipment is helping the children to make progress with their swimming and physiotherapy sessions, as it helps to aid their movement through the water. It has also come in handy for P.E lessons, allowing children to take part in activities and games."

South Holland Councillors have designated ward budgets which they use to help all manner of community groups and causes across the district.