A PRIMARY school project to boost youngsters' wellbeing has been chosen by a major insurance firm for a new crowdfunding campaign.

Mobberley Primary School wants to install an external wellbeing pod in the school grounds – a space for pupils who need extra support.

The Church Lane school has now received a major boost from Aviva, which has launched a crowdfunder for the project as part of its Community Fund.

Maddy Knowles, emotional literacy support assistant at the school, said: "Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing has always been a focus in our school, and with the current situation the need is increasing.

"Having a dedicated safe space will make a huge difference to the children that will need extra help and support."

The Aviva crowdfunder, which launched last Tuesday and runs for 34 days, has raised £275 so far.

The school is hoping to reach its target of £10,000 to install a pod or shed-type building, furnish it and purchase resources to help support a healthy mind.

Currently, the only space available is a small table in a corridor.

Damien Stenson, headteacher at Mobberley Primary School, added: “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the crowdfunder projects. We really hope to raise as much money as possible.

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"Children’s mental health is very important and we would like to be able to support the children as much as possible. This is particularly significant as we try to deal with the implications of the pandemic."

For more information on the project or to donate visit avivacommunityfund.co.uk/playground-update