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School wins lottery funding

Date: 01/12/2008           Category: Learning and Achievement

A Medway school is celebrating after being awarded £50,000 from the People's Millions. Spinnens Acre School in Lordswood, Chatham was awarded £50,000 of lottery money to help install a cabin in woodlands at the school. Pupils and staff have been busy fund raising for the wildlife project for the past two years but the People’s Millions will now seal the deal. Medway Council's Youth Service and young people from Lordswood Youth Centre were instrumental in clearing the woodland and helping raise funds for the project. Business manager at the school Clair Wilkins said: “The cabin will offer pupils, the wider community and wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to observe and photograph wildlife including nesting birds, hedgehogs and insects. “School discos, tag days and sponsored events have helped towards fund raising. The youth service has been a great help too; they helped clear the woodland. “Winning the People’s Millions has provided us with a really big chunk of the estimated £80,000 needed to complete the project."