School gets a slam dunk donation

Joel Madourie from the Newcastle Eagles carrying Matthew Smith aged 10 from St Wilfrids Primary School, along with pupils from the school and back (from left) Wayne Eastlake from Dunelm Homes, Joe Ikhinmwin from Newcastle Eagles and John Angus from Ashwood Building and Civil Engineering Design.
Joel Madourie from the Newcastle Eagles carrying Matthew Smith aged 10 from St Wilfrids Primary School, along with pupils from the school and back (from left) Wayne Eastlake from Dunelm Homes, Joe Ikhinmwin from Newcastle Eagles and John Angus from Ashwood Building and Civil Engineering Design.
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Pupils at a Blyth school have scored a slam dunk with their new playground equipment.

Staff at St Wilfrids Primary School had been looking for donations to help improve the facilities at the school.

And they were blown away when Dunhelm Homes arranged for two outdoor basketball hoops to be sent to the school, which were handed over by Newcastle Eagles players Joel Madourie and Joe Ikhinmwin, who then held a two-hour workshop with the Year 6 pupils.

Headteacher Pauline Johnstone said: “Given that many of the pupils are already eager basketball fans, the visit from the Eagles caused quite a stir.

“I want to thank Dunhelm Homes for the support they have shown St Wilfrids.”

As well as the basketball court, Dunhelm Homes also worked with Ashwood Building and Civil Engineering to install a new paved area within the playground.