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Primary School Children benefit from Waterproof & Wellies kits
Oakham Nub News | 07 October 2021
The Edith Weston Primary School in Rutland was the first school in the county to benefit from the Waterproof & Wellies.
The Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness was on hand yesterday to give the delighted primary school children the kits.
Dr Furness said: “This is a really wonderful initiative that provides school children with the necessary equipment to get outside and enjoy nature”
Government figures show there are over 20,000 primary schools in the UK in which a number of families do not have easy access to the right gear to enjoy the outdoors*.
The project, part of The Outdoor Guide Foundation, aims to raise £5m to provide 10 sets of high-quality outdoors kit, consisting of a waterproof jacket, trousers and welly boots to every state primary school across the country over the next six years …