Co-op art materials boost

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Lamlash Co-op’s team leader Stuart Godfrey, right, is delighted to present a cheque for £250 to Arran High School’s Wellbeing Resource.

The cheque has been awarded through the Co-op’s Community Fund, which provides support to community groups, and will fund fairer access to education for students at the high school.

The wellbeing resource will be directed towards providing art materials for students to continue to support them to pursue their interest and support their mental health through art.

David Wedge, faculty head of art and PE, who received the cheque, said: ‘We are very grateful to the Co-op for supporting our art and design pupils with their kind donation, which will allow the department to purchase sets of art packs that will include more costly items such as watercolours and pastels.

‘ These packs will be made available to any pupil who wishes to take them home to develop their art and design work and personal artistic interests.  This donation is particularly appreciated at a time when many families may be struggling with finance.’