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Grant for Salisbury school will help pupils with mental health

Grant for Salisbury school will help pupils with mental health

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:50am 25th January 2020.

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Pembroke Park Primary is setting up a special area called Thrive, where children can take some time out.

The school's PTFA has been given a £500 grant towards the project from Salisbury Reds.

They've donated to Pembroke Park as part of their Community Fund.

Pembroke Park New Buildings Sept 2016 3 (Helen Down)
Pembroke Park has created a space called Thrive where children can spend some time

WHAT IS THRIVE? 

It's an area of the school that's set aside for pupils to use when they're 'going through difficult times in their lives'.

Lisa Davies from Pembroke Park said: 

"They may be going through a number of issues - perhaps their parents are divorcing or maybe they are suffering mental health problems. Our new Thrive space is a safe and supportive place for them to come to, where they will have the opportunity to relax and talk if they would like. 

"The backing of local companies like Salisbury Reds will help us to expand the help we provide here - as well as making this area of the school a lovely place to come to when children feel at their most vulnerable. We would like to thank Salisbury Reds for its generous support."

Pembroke Park Primary July 2016 (Pembroke Park)
The pupils at Pembroke Park are able to use Thrive as and when they want to

Alex Makwana from Salisbury Reds visited the school to hand over the cheque, and said: 

"This is our pledge to support those living in areas where we operate bus services. It is important that we build strong relationships with local charities, clubs and organisations.

"Thrive is a wonderful initiative - and I am delighted we are able to help with its development."

The Salisbury Reds Community Fund is open for applications, to fund projects in their operational area. 

The next funding round will be in June 2020.

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