Airdrie and Shotts MSP Alex Neil has congratulated two schools in Airdrie on receiving grants totalling £3,496 from Big Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities programme. The programme aims to encourage more people to take part or volunteer in sport or physical activity as well as encourage greater community cohesion.
New Monkland Primary School in Glenmavis received a £1558 award to provide an extra-curricular club for its pupils. The school will specialise in wheel-based sports such as cycling and skateboarding, and will forge links with local sport clubs, to bring in volunteer coaches and leaders.
Caldervale High School in Airdrie received a £1938 award to deliver an extra-curricular rugby programme for its pupils and pupils at Airdrie Academy.
Mr Neil said:
“I congratulate the recipients of these awards for all of the hard work involved in securing these grants. These awards are an investment in our young people and I welcome these programs to their respective schools.
“These programs are great ideas and will benefit the people of Airdrie and the surrounding villages; each program is an investment in improving our community.”