Glenravel School gets National Lottery funding boost
A school in the borough has received an award in the latest round of funding by the National Lottery Community Fund to groups to improve health and wellbeing and tackle local issues, including challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mary Queen of Peace Primary School, based in Glenravel, outside Ballymena, is using a £10,000 grant from Awards for All Northern Ireland to buy 20 tablets/laptops.
The equipment will be loaned to people within their rurally isolated area, such as older people so they can attend virtual clubs, and families of pre-school children who can use the equipment to meet their new teachers.
The project will help them stay connected to the community and reduce isolation.