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Special Needs Summer Scheme a success at Riverside School in Antrim

The children of Riverside School in Antrim are having a great time at their Special Needs Summer Scheme, after being awarded a £5000 grant from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Thanks to the grant, the school have been able to bring in a range of resources and activities for the children. They have enjoyed pizza making, Mini Me Yoga, Jungle pets and Rich Music just to name a few! They were also able to purchase some new equipment which they will be able to use again in future academic years.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Billy Webb said:

“It was great to visit the pupils at Riverside School and see how much fun they were having during their summer scheme. I was very impressed with the pizzas they were making when I was there, so much so I was tempted to stay on for lunch”.

Linzi Blair, Summer Scheme Leader in Charge said:

“The children rely on our summer scheme each year as it is often the only summer scheme available to them. We have experienced a huge rise in costs this year due to the pandemic and if we hadn’t received the grant from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, we could not have offered all of these activities which the children are enjoying today.”


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