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RIPLEY YOUNGSTERS TAKE TO THE stage'' ''Children at a Junior School in Ripley have taken to the stage this week thanks to Midlands Co-operative Society.'' ''Ripley Junior School on Poplar Avenue, is a large establishment catering for more than 250 children between the ages of seven and 11. Its school hall is used on a daily basis for regular assemblies and is the location for a number of school performances including the annual Year 6 Leavers Show and the Christmas Performance. The school hall is also used as a centre for the community and caters for a wide range of users including Folk Dancers, Drama Groups and Sports Groups. '' ''In order to meet the needs of its users, the school needed to make improvements to its facilities and in particular its staging area. The school, therefore, contacted its local retailer Midlands Co-operative, who was happy to fund much needed lighting for the school hall.'' ''Speaking on behalf of the school, Chris Slaymaker, School Business Manager, explained: 'As a school we are
RIPLEY YOUNGSTERS TAKE TO THE stage'' ''Children at a Junior School in Ripley have taken to the stage this week thanks to Midlands Co-operative Society.'' ''Ripley Junior School on Poplar Avenue, is a large establishment catering for more than 250 children between the ages of seven and 11. Its school hall is used on a daily basis for regular assemblies and is the location for a number of school performances including the annual Year 6 Leavers Show and the Christmas Performance. The school hall is also used as a centre for the community and caters for a wide range of users including Folk Dancers, Drama Groups and Sports Groups. '' ''In order to meet the needs of its users, the school needed to make improvements to its facilities and in particular its staging area. The school, therefore, contacted its local retailer Midlands Co-operative, who was happy to fund much needed lighting for the school hall.'' ''Speaking on behalf of the school, Chris Slaymaker, School Business Manager, explained: 'As a school we are

CHILDREN at Ripley Junior School have taken to the stage in style thanks to Midlands Co-operative Society.

There have been improvements to the Poplar Avenue school’s reception area and lighting for the stage thanks to £3,000 from the Co-op for new lighting. Chris Slaymaker, school business manager, said: “We would like to thank Midlands Co-operative Society for the lighting which will make a real difference to our local performances.”

The money came from the Co-op’s Making a Difference Community Dividend fund, which gives a percentage of its profit to local groups.