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Eight Moray schools receive funding from Asda Foundation grant


By Jonathan Clark

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Elgin High School is one of the recipients of the 'Getting School's Back On Track' grant that the ASDA Foundation launched this year to support schools opening again after the lockdow. Left to Right: Pupils Athos Grieve, Adam Siddle, Megan Little, Kayla McNulty, Inclusion Project Co-ordinators Josh Davidson and Shelley Buchanan, head teacher Hugh McCulloch and ASDA community champion Kaye MacLeod...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Elgin High School is one of the recipients of the 'Getting School's Back On Track' grant that the ASDA Foundation launched this year to support schools opening again after the lockdow. Left to Right: Pupils Athos Grieve, Adam Siddle, Megan Little, Kayla McNulty, Inclusion Project Co-ordinators Josh Davidson and Shelley Buchanan, head teacher Hugh McCulloch and ASDA community champion Kaye MacLeod...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

EIGHT schools around Moray have received funding from a new grant introduced by the Asda Foundation.

The getting schools back on track grant was brought in this year to help nurseries and schools deal with the unprecedented challenges that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have brought.

Schools were able to apply for funding towards stationery, uniform, PE kits, breakfast/after-school clubs and PPE.

All Asda stores were given a £3000 budget that could be topped up by the community champion applying for more funding if the demand was there. Community champion at the Elgin store Kaye Macleod was able to secure more than £5000 worth of grants for schools in the local area.

She said: "This money will allow schools to buy equipment that they wouldn't normally have had to provide – but have had to with the strict coronavirus rules in place.

"Also, with the impact of families facing furlough or loss of jobs, being able to afford school basics has been made harder so the money was able to be used by the schools to support parents.

"The grant will ensure that all pupils are able to access high quality education without it being dependent on their circumstances after a prolonged period of home learning."

Garmouth and Kingston Nursery and Millbank Primary School received £1000 each, while Milne's Primary received £800.

£600 went to Keith Primary, £500 each was given to Elgin High School, Lhanbryde Primary and East End Primary, with the final £200 going to Seafield Primary.



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