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Ipswich: Town supplementary school boosted with £9,000 funding from Children in Need

09:00 10 July 2014

The Bangladeshi Support Centre Supplementary School

The Bangladeshi Support Centre Supplementary School

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The future of an Ipswich-based supplementary school which was plunged into doubt when its funding came to an end has been secured thanks to a cash injection of nearly £9,000.

Officials from the Bangladeshi Support Centre-run facility say the boost will help them ensure primary school-aged children in the area get the extra support they need in vital subjects including English and maths.

The school, which operates from St Helen’s Primary School every Saturday during term time, was created three years ago with the aim of supporting a crop of young people who appeared to be underperforming.

It initially got two years’ funding from Lloyds TSB for the project and it has now received just under £9,000 from Children in Need for the project.

Mohammed Alam, co-ordinator of the supplementary school, said: “We had no funding, we were just about surviving. This funding means that we can carry on.

“It was on the wire. We were running on our reserves so we are extremely grateful to BBC Children in Need.”

Mojlum Khan, manager of the Bangladeshi Support Centre, said: “If we want them to become an asset for our community we need to invest in them now and that is what the supplementary school aims to do – give them a good start in life and give them good foundations in English, maths and science.”

As well as teaching them core subjects, the children are also taken on trips and officials from the school engage with parents to make sure the youngsters get the most out of their time at school.

There are currently 50 children on the books with 25 who attend regularly. It is free to attend with a voluntary contribution of £1.

Mr Khan believes investing in the children is important, not just for their futures, but for Ipswich as well.

He added: “We want to enable them to do well at primary school and achieve more at high school.

“We need well-rounded young people who will then go and contribute more to the town and its prosperity.”

For more information about the school, call Mr Alam on 07932644466.

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