Lottery joy for school and dementia group

St Norbert's staff and pupils are looking forward to having a second outdoor space to enjoy. SG140415-158TW
St Norbert's staff and pupils are looking forward to having a second outdoor space to enjoy. SG140415-158TW
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A Spalding school and a Long Sutton group helping people with dementia have each scooped nearly £10,000 in Big Lottery cash.

St Norbert’s Roman Catholic Primary will use its £9,975 award to create a community nature area and outdoor classroom in a wooded area on the school site.

We are very excited to be able to extend our work with outdoor learning and to be able to give children the opportunity to be able to explore the outside.

Head Louise Yarnell

And Long Sutton Outreach will deliver drop-in sessions for people with dementia and their carers thanks to a £9,720 windfall.

St Norbert’s head Louise Yarnell said: “We are very excited to be able to extend our work with outdoor learning and to be able to give children the opportunity to be able to explore the outside.”

Additional funds will come from the PTA and there will be some community use of the area, to be known as Window to God’s World.

Features will include hotels for mini beasts, bird boxes and musical instruments.

There will also be den building activities.

The Big Lottery award comes hot on the heels of the completion of an outdoor prayer space at the school, known as Our Lady’s Garden, and a diocesan inspection that rated the school outstanding for its religious education.

Lottery cash will enable Long Sutton Outreach to put on light lunches, entertainment, IT training and singing classes.