HUNDREDS of textbooks have been donated to a fire-ravaged school to help pupils continue their studies.
Leyland St Mary’s College was devastated by a blaze at its Royal Avenue premises earlier this month. Students are currently being bussed to school in Preston while the school gets back on its feet.
And now educational publisher Nelson Thornes has come to the rescue of Leyland St Mary’s, by donating 140 science textbooks.
All of the science building was destroyed in the incident on September 1.
Neil Walker, head of science at the school, said: “We have been delighted by everyone’s generous response to our situation. I believe I speak on behalf of all at Leyland St Mary’s, and in particular the science department, when I say that such kind offers have been vital in allowing us to get lessons up and running again for our students, for which we are very grateful.”
Headteacher Kathy McNicholas added: “There’s a huge amount to do dealing with the aftermath of the fire, and I know this will continue for months to come, but it was a real relief to be able to get down to some ‘normal’ school business.”