Helping to create more community spaces in Lichfield.

A primary school in Whittington, near Lichfield, has been awarded £1,000 to be put towards a project designed to open up its facilities to the local community.

The donation to Whittington Primary School will allow the school hall and outdoor facilities to be made accessible and available to community groups and for private hire outside of school hours.

Nichola Leeson, Headteacher at Whittington Primary School, said: “We are lucky enough to have great community facilities in our village, but they are in extremely high demand.

“Our school has a hall, playing field and playgrounds that could be used by local businesses and the community for a host of different activities. To allow this to happen, we need to adapt the school in some minor ways including installing key pad entry and adapting the bathrooms.”