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Sports equipment boost for Chester primary school after it lands £500 grant

Lache Primary School has been awarded a £500 grant after applying to Equilibrium Asset Management’s Chester Community Support Scheme.

The grant will be used to provide high-quality sports kits and equipment for Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 pupils who had previously not been able to take part in school competitions.

Robert Pullen, headmaster at Lache Primary School, said it will also support the overarching goal of teaching the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.

He said: "We are really grateful to Equilibrium for providing us with this grant. It will be used to great effect as many of our pupils come from low-income areas, which means sporting opportunities outside of school can be very limited.

"We want to encourage our pupils to reach their full potential and develop high expectations of themselves. Participation in sports can help to achieve this – as well as providing a great way for the children to get active and keep fit."

Debbie Jukes, partner at Equilibrium Asset Management, said she was pleased that the company’s Chester Community Support Scheme has bolstered the number of pupils wanting to take part in sports activities.

"We hope the children love their new sports kits and that they help Lache continue to increase enthusiasm for taking part in sports activities at the school."

The company says applications to the second round of this year’s community scheme can be submitted up until June 25.

Applicants from Chester, the Wirral and Wales can visit http://www.eqllp.co.uk/the-foundation/chester-and-district-community-support-scheme/