Leeds property news: Manning Stainton helps roll out cookery lessons in school

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Children at a Leeds school will soon be cooking up tasty treats, thanks to the generosity of its local branch of Manning Stainton.

When cooking was added to the national curriculum at the start of the current academic year, St Chads Church of England Primary School in West Park was short of the equipment it needed to teach the subject effectively.

Now, with help from the Headingley branch of the area’s leading estate agent, a microwave oven with hob and a range of utensils has been delivered, along with a trolley to move them easily around the school.

Head Teacher Helen Pratten said they were extremely grateful for the donation, adding it was an exciting time for the school as it took on the new challenge.

She said: “Without the generosity of Manning Stainton our wonderful children could have been deprived of this exciting opportunity to discover new skills.

“So, on behalf of everyone at St Chads I would like to extend a very big thank you to Chris and his colleagues.”

Chris Andrews, Branch Co-Ordinator at the Headingley branch of Manning Stainton and a former pupil at the school said it was a cause they were keen to supoprt.

He said: “As a business we are very keen to reach out to local communities and provide help whenever possible.

“There can be few more worthwhile causes than supporting children in their learning.”

Through its community fund, Manning Stainton supports over 50 local initiatives and groups every year.

In 2014 the award-winning property firm has already donated in excess of £40,000 to support various projects in the local community.