Donations fuel eco learning

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Young eco warriors have received a £1,000 boost for their school to build a new woodland and wildlife area.

Newby and Scalby Primary School pupils, pictured with Julie Harper of Proudfoots and Andrew Streets from McCains, were chosen benefactors of £500 from each of the two companies. This will be used to promote outdoor and bushcraft learning on site.

The Proudfoot Group raised the money through Nisa’s Making A Difference Locally charity, which allows independent retailers to donate select product proceeds to support local communities.

Headteacher Chris Knowles said: “The donations from the Proudfoot Group and McCain will enable the school to create a woodland area within the school grounds which will improve the learning environment for generations of pupils. We are very grateful to them for their generosity.”

Andrew Streets, customer manager of McCain said: “McCain supports many good causes in the local community and we were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to such a valuable educational project. It is great for us to be working in partnership with Proudfoots and we are pleased to be supporting this local community initiative.”

Valerie Aston, of the Proudfoot Group added: “The Making A Difference Locally charity enables us to help local schools and other good causes and make a difference to the local communities surrounding our stores and we will continue to support as many causes as possible.”