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Castle Tower School gets ready to play with Power NI


Castle Tower School celebrate as they receive £300 thanks to Power NI’s staff sponsorship scheme, ‘Helping Hands.’ The initiative encourages Power NI staff members to nominate local organisations and groups they are actively involved with to receive funding. Thanks to the nomination by Power NI employee Aine Kearney, the funds will be used to help the school purchase new sensory toys and games. Pictured left to right: Rebecca Darragh, Conan Murray, Tyler Magee, and Brona McManus.

Castle Tower School has received a £300 community grant from Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier.


The Ballymena based school was nominated to receive the community funding by Power NI employee, Aine Kearney, as part of the company’s staff sponsorship scheme ‘Helping Hands’. This gives employees the opportunity to nominate local groups and organisations to receive funding. Thanks to the donation, the school was able to purchase a range of sensory toys and games.


Castle Tower is the only school in the Ballymena area that caters for children with special educational needs, providing pupils from the age of three to 19 with a varying range of learning difficulties, an environment to help grow confidence and learn key life skills.


Power NI is delighted to support Castle Tower School by providing funding for new sensory toys and games which will be used to help relax, focus and soothe pupils. These toys will encourage natural play, developing key social learning skills like negotiating, planning, and sharing.



Pictured left to right: Rebecca Darragh and Brona McManus, with Castle Tower pupils Conan Murray and Tyler Magee.

Grateful for the funding Aine commented:


“Due to the kind generosity of Power NI, Castle Tower school in Ballymena have been able to purchase a range of sensory toys and games. These will have a major impact on the children’s daily learning and will also be a source of fun too!”


Treasurer of the Parents, Friends and Staff Association of Castle Tower School Gillian Francey commented:


“We really appreciate the generous financial support from Power NI. In such difficult times as the current pandemic, it is so hard to fundraise for our special needs school, which continually requires additional resources for our fabulous children. The kind support and thoughtfulness from Power NI, will help the teaching staff to provide vital resources.”


To find out more on how Power NI is energising local communities visit the link below:


https://powerni.co.uk/community/