Stamford schools cluster co-ordinator Lisa Jackson gets £1,500 grant to continue her work

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A woman who runs activities during the school holidays for youngsters has been given a grant of £1,500 by Stamford Town Council so she can continue.

Lisa Jackson is the co-ordinator for the Stamford cluster of schools and runs half-term activites aimed at children from four to 16.

Although the activities are open to all children, Lisa offers free places to children who receive free school meals at one of the cluster schools.

These are Stamford primaries Bluecoat, Malcolm Sargent, St Gilbert’s, St George’s, St Augustine’s, as well as Stamford Queen Eleanor School and Uffington Primary School.

Lisa told a town council meeting on Tuesday she would only be able to continue offering places for free with the aid of the grant because of an increase in children with free school meals requesting a place.

She said: “Without this money these children wouldn’t be able to go for free.”

The town council is also going to consider whether it can combine its own playscheme with Lisa’s scheme.