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Pott Row Holly Meadows School receives funding from King's Lynn firm Merxin for educational play equipment

By Julie Graham, Business Editor

Learning has just become a load more fun for youngsters at Pott Row's Holly Meadows School, thanks to new equipment sponsored by an award-winning company based in Lynn.

Medical devices business Merxin Ltd, overall winners of this year's Mayor's Award for Business, donated £1,000 to purchase creative block play equipment.

This is designed to foster inventiveness and help young minds learn about construction and water play.

The giant wooden construction blocks encourages imagination through experimental building.

Merxin Ltd has sponsored play equipment at Holly Meadows School in Pott Row (14180064)
Merxin Ltd has sponsored play equipment at Holly Meadows School in Pott Row (14180064)

Graham Purkins, Merxin’s chief technology officer, said: “It’s so important that in today’s world children get access to the right kind of equipment to help them develop vital, practical learning skills as they progress through education.

"In turn this helps to develop a problem-solving mindset, which is something Merxin relies on every day.”

Merxin is also part of MP Sir Henry Bellingham’s West Norfolk 4 Jobs scheme which helps young people to gain access to mentoring and set them on the path to gaining a job.

Merxin looks to support education where possible to help drive young students to gain necessary skills for success at work.

Mrs Wildsmith-Garton, headteacher of Holly Meadows, said:“With block play, children must let their imagination run riot, and create functional objects such as seesaws, cars, and test science knowledge such as gravity play.

"It encourages collaboration and invites multiple children to work together with each other’s ideas to solve problems and make new things.

“It’s just such a lovely resource that ticks so many boxes in the curriculum, with budgets in schools getting ever tighter, funding that used to buy exciting equipment like this now has to pay for teaching staff, so donations from a local business like Merxin gives the school a fighting chance to encourage the next generation.’’

Merxin hopes other businesses might consider helping local schools in future.

The company, based in KLIC, are designers and suppliers of inhaler devices that treat lung diseases, reduce vaping risks, and make cannabis therapies reliable.

Merxin, a global business, is currently looking for a product development engineer and a product development technician. To apply, send an email to info@merxin.com More details about the firm can be found on its website www.merxin.com

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