Cooley Nursery Unit Receives a Storage Unit to Facilitate Outdoor Play

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

We have donated a £269 community grant to Cooley Nursery Unit to support outdoor play, which is critical for children during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Omagh based Nursey Unit was nominated to receive the community funding by Power NI employee, Heather McFarland, as part of our company’s staff sponsorship scheme ‘Helping Hands’. This gives employees the opportunity to nominate local groups and organisations to receive funding. Thanks to the donation, the nursery will be able to purchase a new outdoor storage unit for the outdoor playing equipment, as the previous unit was no longer usable.

Cooley Nursery Unit opened its doors in 2005 as a result of the amalgamation of three rural primary schools, namely; Dervaghroy Primary School, The Hutton Primary School, Beragh and Sixmilecross Primary School. Cooley Nursery Unit is located in a rural area on the outskirts of Sixmilecross village. The Nursery Unit has a Christian ethos and welcomes children from all walks of life.

The new normal has taken a great deal of adjustment for pupils and staff since September 2020. Being able to participate in outdoor play is vital to help children to acclimatise to new set ups and to socialise after several months of lockdown. At Power NI, we are delighted to support the Cooley Nursey Unit by providing funding for a new storage unit box which will help to support outdoor play.

Grateful for the funding, Heather commented:

“As an employee, I am very proud that Power NI have been able to help Cooley Nursery Unit through the brilliant Helping Hands Scheme, as a parent of Cooley School I know how much the Trike Store will be used now and for many years to come. With very tight budgets without Helping Hands this would not have been possible, thank you Power NI!”

PTA Member also commented:

“This funding has been fantastic as school funds are so stretched right now, with the current climate. This equipment would keep the outdoor toys safe and clean and would last for years and years to come.”

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