September 30th, 2016

Generous donation results in Coventry youngsters presented with new stage

Generous donation results in Coventry youngsters presented with new stage Generous donation results in Coventry youngsters presented with new stage
Updated: 4:24 pm, Feb 16, 2016

COVENTRY youngsters will be singing and dancing on a new outdoor stage thanks to a generous donation for a city company.

Budding actors and actresses at Pearl Hyde Community Primary School have been making the most of their new mini theatre.

Persimmon Homes Central donated £1,000 to the school through its community champions scheme which seeks to support groups and charities in the community.

The project sees a pot of £24,000 donated to causes, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made each month.

Head teacher Theresa O’Hara said they applied for the grant after noticing the children were using a concrete shed base as an impromptu stage during break times.

She added: “Many of our children love to sing and dance and so we really wanted to build a small performance stage on the school playing field for them to use.

“In addition to money the school has raised towards the stage, the funding from Persimmon means that Pearl Hyde’s pupils will soon be singing and dancing on their very own stage.

“We are thrilled that we will soon have this new facility and are grateful for their generous support.”

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