Lessons At Kirkburton First School Just Got More Exciting, Thanks To The Freemasons

Lessons at a Kirklees school have just got more exciting, thanks to local Freemasons.

The Beaumont Lodge, which meets in Kirkburton, successfully applied to the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund for a grant of £1,300 to help with the purchase of hi-tech teaching equipment for Kirkburton First School.

The school, which is more than 300 years old and has 139 pupils aged between four and ten, has recently been extended thanks to a successful £30,000 fund-raising drive, and the Freemasons’ money will be used to buy an electronic white board.

The latest round of grants from the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund saw just short of £30,000 being given to 26 groups including churches, educational establishments, hospices and those supporting both the young and elderly.

Malcolm Hellawell, Worshipful Master of The Beaumont Lodge said: “This is a much-loved school at the very heart of the community, and we are delighted that our application for funding was successful.

“This year, we celebrate two significant milestones, the tercentenary of the founding of the United Grand Lodge of England, and here, in West Yorkshire, the 200th anniversary of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding.

“And, because of this joint double celebration, the Provincial Grand Master’s Fund will be awarding grants totalling £300,000 instead of £200,000, so even more charities and good causes like Kirkburton First School will benefit.”

Kirkburton First School head teacher Trisha Brooke said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the members of The Beaumont Lodge for nominating us for this grant.

“We are very lucky to have this wonderful new extension, and the money from the Freemasons will be used to help us buy computer equipment, which will greatly assist our teachers, and pupils, in their lessons.”

Kirkburton First School

Classroom Assistant! Kirkburton First School head teacher Trisha Brooke and members of the school council with The Beaumont Lodge members Alan Pridmore and Malcolm Hellawell

Further information about the Freemasons’ Province of Yorkshire West Riding is available from its website, found at http://wrprovince.net/

Posted in Charity News on March 7th, 2017 by Robin Misra

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