Music education given the green light thanks to Community Support Scheme

Newbury-based primary school and nursery, Fir Tree, has received a £500 donation from Newbury Building Society following a successful application to this year’s Community Support Scheme.  

The school, which recently missed out on substantial educational funding for the academic year, will use the donation to purchase a class set of glockenspiels to enable music education for its students. By doing so, pupils can access high-quality music lessons and learn to play a musical instrument while developing a love of music; classes which had been cut due to a lack of resource. 

Lindsay Wood, Associate Headteacher at Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery said: “We are delighted the Newbury Building Society has donated £500 through their Community Support Scheme to Fir Tree Primary School. Their generous donation will enable us to purchase a class set of glockenspiels so that our pupils will be able to learn to play an instrument and read music but also develop a love of music. Practical, hands on experience is proven to support pupil’s development but also give them that memorable learning and experience. Newbury Building Society are investing in the future of our pupils and supporting their education and we are incredibly grateful to them.” 

Emma Lavers, Marketing Support Manager at Newbury Building Society said: “It was a pleasure to meet Lindsay and the children. We hope our donation towards the class set of glockenspiels will go some way in encouraging enjoyment through music as well as enhance the student’s learning experience.” 

The Community Support Scheme is currently accepting applications for its spring intake and will close Sunday 3 May 2020. 

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