A DONATION ensured schoolchildren looked the part when they went to Ireland for a Gaelic sports tournament.
Council contractor Keepmoat gave new sports kit to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Dobbin Close, Belmont Circle.
Every year pupils join schools from other London boroughs and from Cork in Ireland on an exchange programme, which includes sports and educational visits to local wildlife parks and cultural sites in Ireland.
Keepmoat, a regeneration and housing specialist, donated £1,370 for the kit, which was worn by the 11 pupils on the trip.
PE co-ordinator Sarah Dundon said: “The Cork exchange is something the pupils look forward to each year. We were in real need of a new sports kit so the donation from Keepmoat is very welcome.
“It meant our team really looked the part.”
Keepmoat operations manager Paul Adams said: “We heard about the trip and the school’s need for a new kit and we were keen to support a project which encouraged local children to take part in sport and teach them about staying healthy and active.”