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The Dales School in Blyth being presented with �2000 from Merke Sharp and Dohme in Cramlington to help buy educational Lego. GM031234

The Dales School in Blyth being presented with �2000 from Merke Sharp and Dohme in Cramlington to help buy educational Lego. GM031234

A cash donation is aiming to build on the good work helping pupils in the classroom.

Cramlington-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) has donated £2,000 to The Dales School, in Blyth.

The company – which as a long-standing relationship with the school – donated the money for the school to buy Lego after their successful win of the 2014 NEPIC Sustainable Manufacturing Award.

The Dales School provides specialist education and care for 73 children aged from four to 11 who have a range of special needs including emotional and social difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.

Headteacher Hugh Steele said: “We really value the support we get from the local community and benefactors from industry.

“Over the last decade, MSD have been ever-present in their support of our school and what we strive to achieve.

“Our children will have great fun with their new Lego equipment. Resources like this are vitally important, not only for their physical development but also for their social interaction and learning.

“On behalf of everyone at The Dales School I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Middlesbrough College and MSD for this generous contribution, the benefits of which are going to be shared with so many children for years to come.”

Martin Inskip, senior director of operations at MSD, said: “We are very pleased to have won the award for our long standing record on continuous improvement.”

 

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