A North Devon school is celebrating after receiving a substantial donation from Devon County Councillor for Braunton Rural, Jenny Jenkins Councillor Jenkins was able to give £2,300 to Braunton School and Community College from her county committee budget

A North Devon school is celebrating after receiving a substantial donation from Devon County Councillor for Braunton Rural, Jenny JenkinsCouncillor Jenkins was able to give £2,300 to Braunton School and Community College from her county committee budget. This is a fund which councillors are allocated and can be used to help a local project or an organisation of their choice The school has put the money towards various items of sports kit, including 30 basketball kits, 30 athletics kits, 30 rounders shirts, two sets of cricket match equipment and two sets of reversible netball bibs and match equipment.Councillor Jenkins said: "I am absolutely delighted to have been able to provide such a range of new sports kit for the students and hope it will help to lead to many team successes in the future."PE teacher Jamie Frickleton said: "I was absolutely gobsmacked when I received an email from Councillor Jenkins last summer saying that she would like to help us out, not realising that it was such a massive amount of money. "Councillor Jenkins has had a massive impact throughout a number of our sports teams here at Braunton school. Through the funding we have had the opportunity to purchase fantastic sports kit in a variety of sports which has all been printed and embroidered with our school badge and numbers.""Everybody here, staff and pupils alike would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Councillor Jenkins for her magnificent support and help towards physical education and school sport. "As a direct result of this funding we have seen a big rise in positive attitudes towards school sport and also the amount of pupils participating in school sport, simply because they feel part of a team and look good in front of their peers, which makes a significant difference. The smiles on the pupils' faces when they saw their new kit was fantastic and makes all the effort worthwhile.