Council counts on mathematical donation making a difference

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A stock of maths sets surplus to Highland Council requirements has been donated to Blythswood Care for its education programme.

Councillor Bill Lobban, Highland Council convener, explained: ‘The unused maths sets which had previously been used as gifts and prizes for school children were no longer in use.

‘I am pleased the Blythswood overseas education programme is able to use the donation and delighted that this will make a difference to many young peoples’ education.’

Councillor John Finlayson, chairman of Highland Council’s education committee, added: ‘We hope these maths sets will make a big difference to the practical learning for many children.’

The Blythswood education programme aims to support education to transform futures. Blythswood Care is dedicated to sustainable education and social care projects, helping disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. The charity’s work takes place in some of the poorest regions in the world. They work with local partners and communities to respond to educational, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Blythswood’s head of projects Finlay Mackenzie said: ‘We really appreciate the councillors directing the maths sets towards Blythswood. They will be useful in our after-school programmes which give some of the poorest children in Europe the help they need to keep up at school.’

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