Lottery Grant For School Window

The Five Islands School

The Scilly Lottery has awarded £900 to the Five Islands School Parent Teachers Association to pay for a stained glass window for the new school.

Porthmellon-based artist Oriel Hicks has been commissioned to produce the work which will be circular and which will feature the school logo and the names of all the islands.

The framed piece will be displayed in the foyer.

The window was planned before the school was completed and Rich Kendrick, Chairman of the PTA, said his group wanted something to celebrate the new school build.

Having something locally-made was important. Rich says his committee, “wanted something bright that would stand out.”

The glasswork will be completed by early April and there’ll be an unveiling ceremony afterwards.

Scilly Lottery Promoter Keri Jones told Scilly Today that the Lottery wanted to help the PTA mark the new school in this special way.

“We’re aware of the huge amount of effort the group puts into fundraising so our islands’ kids can enjoy extra activities and facilities. It is nice to help the PTA provide a lasting reminder of their valued contribution to our kids’ education.”

The Scilly Lottery is a community lottery that exists to raise money for good causes in Scilly and fund the statutory and operational costs of Radio Scilly.

The Lottery launched in 2008 and each week islanders and Scilly supporters across the UK have a chance of winning £1000 for their £1 weekly play.

Funds remaining after the draw help the good causes supported.