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McClintock Children’s Centre Get Busy Baking Thanks to Power NI

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McClintock Children’s Centre have received a £300 community grant from Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier.

Omagh based primary school, McClintock Children’s Centre, was nominated to receive the community funding by Power NI employee, Charlotte Hetherington, as part of the company’s staff sponsorship scheme ‘Helping Hands’, which gives staff the opportunity to put forward local groups and organisations for funding. Thanks to the donation, the school was able to purchase ingredients to include in their baking packs for the kids to take home.

Situated on the grounds of McClintock Primary School, the centre opened in 2001, offering pre-school places to children from the age of 3 to 4. Since then, the services have grown to offer the Eager and Able to Learn programme to children aged between 10 months and 2 years as well as offering a healthy breakfast club to children aged 3-11 years.

This rural community primary school endeavour to provide a caring and supportive learning and teaching environment, where all pupils are given the best opportunity to fulfil their potential as creative and reflective lifelong learners. 

The centre offers pre-school curriculum provided holistically through play and many other experiences such as, gardening, music, outdoor play activities and cookery of course. All staff at the centre endeavour to meet the needs of all the children in their care and differentiates activities to do so.

Power NI is delighted to support McClintock Children’s Centre by providing funding to purchase ingredients to put together a baking pack complete with recipe cards. The funding from Power NI will give the initiative a welcomed boost and allow the pre-school kids to get creative and practice their hand-eye co-ordination all while having fun and learning about the importance of nutrition.

Grateful for the funding, Power NI employee Charlotte Hetherington, commented:

“The Helping Hands scheme allowed me to support McClintock Children’s Centre which is a vital part of this local community. With the £300, the children’s centre was able to provide 50 baking packs to all the children in both classes of the centre. Allowing children to get creative in the kitchen and make some delicious treats! Thank you, Power NI!!”

Belinda Moffitt, leader at the Children’s Centre, commented:

"With reducing activities within the Centre, we are delighted to receive funding which will enhance our children’s skills. Through our baking packs the children will learn many valuable life skills as well as preparing tasty treats for their families. Thank You Power NI!"

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