Felixstowe: Port cash to help improve Langer Primary youngsters’ reading and writing

YOUNGSTERS at a Felixstowe school are getting a little extra help with their reading and writing thanks to a special grant.

Langer Primary School has decided to spend the �2,300 it received from the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Dock School Programme on a literacy project with a Diamond Jubilee theme.

Philip Illsley, interim headteacher at the school in Langer Road, said the aim was to improve pupils’ reading and communication skills, and contribute to a lifelong love of learning, particularly reading.

“We would like to thank the Port of Felixstowe for its very generous donation to Langer Primary School,” he said.

“The money will be used towards the school’s new literacy initiative which, this term, will be very appropriately based on the theme of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“The donation will help the school to considerably enrich the literacy curriculum for the benefit of all children.”

HPH, the parent company of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners of the Port of Felixstowe, gives the grants as part of its close and mutally-beneficial relationships with the town’s schools.

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David Gledhill, Chief Executive Officer of HPUK said: “The HPH Dock Schools Programme provides our ports with a mechanism to support local schools, and it allows the schools to benefit from links with one of the area’s biggest employers.

“We are committed to the communities in which we do our business, and aim to ensure that children in these communities have the skills they need to realise their full potential, better their employment prospects and succeed in the 21st century.”

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