As part of its commitment to supporting the local community, The Simpson McCreath Trust has awarded £1000 to nearby Coldingham Primary School in the Scottish Borders.
The fund goes towards the creation of a new ‘Enrichment room’ at the school where children will learn about food and drink. Pupils will be taught how to prepare and cook food, as well as useful life skills including budgeting and marketing.
The communal space will be stocked with fridges, work benches, cookers and kitchen equipment and will provide pupils with the opportunity to engage with the food industry. It will also help foster a community feel at the school.
The food industry is a key employer in the Scottish Borders. It is hoped that by providing this educational space, Coldingham Primary School children will be equipped with skills that will help them to flourish within the sector in years to come.
The Simpson McCreath Trust welcomes this opportunity to support the future generation. The Trust, run by local Berwick-upon-Tweed maltsters, Simpsons Malt has previously awarded grants to other local schools, sports teams and community projects.
The Simpson McCreath Trust board member David McCreath said, “We are very pleased to support the pupils of Coldingham Primary school with this exciting project. Providing for our community, particularly for our young people, is one of the Trust’s principal values.”
Louise Scott, representative of Coldingham Primary School PFA added, “We are grateful to The Simpsons McCreath Trust for their kind donation. We are passionate about providing our pupils with valuable life skills that will be useful to them later on in life. This grant will play a big part in helping us to do just that.”