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Swaffham pupils can learn in comfort

SWAFFHAM ROTARY CHEQUE                                  
 
Swaffham Rotary club president, John Wallace, left, presents the cheque to Nicholas Hamond Academy head girl, Hannah Sandle, and chairman of the governors, Rob Beech

SWAFFHAM ROTARY CHEQUE Swaffham Rotary club president, John Wallace, left, presents the cheque to Nicholas Hamond Academy head girl, Hannah Sandle, and chairman of the governors, Rob Beech

Students at a Swaffham secondary school will be able to get comfortable on their return to lessons thanks to a donation by the town’s Rotary Club.

The club has paid for 60 chairs in the sixth form lecture theatre at the Nicholas Hamond Academy, which are expected to be ready for use when the school re-opens next week.

The money was handed over to academy pupils and staff before the Christmas break.

And principal Cheryl Hill said: “We are delighted for the support received from the Rotary Club.

“It will mean so much to the students and the Sixth Form staff to have this excellent new facility available.”

The Rotary Club has donated £5,000 towards the project, which will allow the theatre to be used for events such as film screenings, as well as lectures.

Most of the money was drawn from the proceeds of the club’s popular annual visual arts festival, which was held last autumn, with some being taken from other club resources.

Nigel Chambers, the club’s vocational chairman, said: We are so pleased to find a project that fits exactly with the needs of the Academy.

“We are pleased to support a community based project and to work with the Academy.”

Officials also hope that the two organisations will continue to work closely together on other future projects.

 

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