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Beckton school to hold winter draw to help music block

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
2:16 PM

Staff at a primary school are urging people to buy tickets for their Winter Draw and help raise funds for their music block.

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Gallions Reach Primary School has a wide variety of prizes for its Grand Winter Draw and is hoping to raise more than £2,500 from it to help pay for a Music Block.

Paul Jackson, head teacher at the school, said: “Every child from Years 2 - 6 plays a string instrument and every child from the Nursery to Year 6 has specialist music lessons every week.

“We believe these lessons make a huge difference to the children’s learning in all areas of the school. Due to a growth in pupil numbers and lack of space, the music programme is in danger of ending.

“To ensure this vital provision continues, we are planning to build a Music Block within the school grounds.”

There are 51 fantastic prizes in this year’s Grand Winter Draw including…

1. A 3 course meal, Lion King theatre tickets for 2 and a night (plus breakfast) in a 4* hotel donated by Edustaff,

2. An I-Pad air donated by Bond Recruitment

3. £200 Marks and Spencer Vouchers donated by JT Edwards Ltd

4. 4 tickets for Cirque du Soleil ‘Quidam’ at the Royal Albert Hall donated by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund

There are a further 47 prizes with a total value of over £1500, donated by businesses, organisations and individuals.

Tickets, costing 50p each, can be purchased at the main school reception, or by e-mailing Music@gallions.newham.sch.uk. You can also use this address for further information.

The draw will be made on December 20 and winners will be contacted straight away.

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