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Students Matter - £20k Shelter Target Reached

Cmat is delighted to be able to announce that its member school, Congleton High, has finally hit the £20,000 target to cover the cost of constructing a long awaited dual purpose outdoor social and education space, thanks to a phenomenal £10k grant from The Big Lottery Fund. The construction of the Student Shelter will take place in the Quad area over the Summer Break and will be completed in time for students returning in September.

Along with the grant from The Big Lottery Fund, the school has also received very generous donations from The Rotary Club, Congleton Town Trust, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows and The William Dean Countryside and Educational Trust. The fundraising team was also delighted to be selected at the beginning of 2018 as one of the chosen charities to benefit from Tesco's 'Bags of Help' blue token scheme throughout January and February and this added another £1000 to the fund. We would like to thank all those who have donated to help ensure that current and future students will be able to benefit from this fantastic new asset.

The Student Shelter will provide a much needed and much requested space for students to be able to spend time outside no matter what the weather. Along with offering students a great place to relax and socialise during break and lunch, this new space will also provide an opportunity for lessons to take place outdoors.

Students, staff and parents/carers, led by the school's Humanities Department teacher, Mrs Eckersley, have been fundraising for a number of years specifically to get the £20,000 needed for the shelter. The fundraising team have organised a wide range of events and activities in order to get the project off the ground. 

A big THANK YOU also goes to Mrs Eckersley, the current and previous Head Girl and Head Boy, the Student Leadership Team, Parents in Partnership and all of the students, staff and parents/carers for all their hard work and dedication to ensure that the Student Shelter could become a reality.

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