Schools celebrate kit donation

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Three Sheffield schools have received over £1,000 in sponsorship to pay for brand new football kits - as thanks for the work they are doing to increase sport in their communities.

Tapton School in Crosspool, Forge Valley Community School in Stannington, and Chaucer School, in Parson Cross, have all received kits from Teachers UK, an education recruitment company which supports South Yorkshire nurseries, schools and colleges with teaching, support and administration staff.

Andrew Rogers, senior consultant for Teachers UK’s Yorkshire Division said: “We wanted to do something to thank these three Sheffield schools - which are all part of the Tapton Trust - for their continued support.

“We wanted to give something back to them for the great work they’re doing promoting sport among the children who attend these schools and within each of their communities.

“Sport is a very important part of any community and it helps to bring people together.

“It should start and continue within the school environment and that’s exactly what we’re seeing happen.

“The kit is a big part of bringing a team together so we’ve spent more than £1,000 to kit out 45 players across the three schools.

“This was our opportunity to give something back to these fantastic schools and to the kids themselves, who work so hard at their sports, on top of their schoolwork, and have been really pleased with the sponsorship.”

The organisation matches candidates with jobs in education and has been supplying staff to secondary schools in South Yorkshire for seven years, and over 20 years throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Andrew added: “We like to do our bit for the schools in this area whenever we can.

“We’ve hosted various raffles and donated raffle prizes to schools in the past, but this is the first time that we’ve been involved directly with any kind of sponsorship and it won’t be the last.”