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Glossop Cartons gives sporting chance to Gamesley Primary School
Tuesday 6th March 2018 @ 10:04 by Mark Phillip

A family firm founded in Glossop is supporting the sporting ambitions of youngsters at Gamesley Community Primary School, sponsoring its new sports kit.

The kit sponsored by Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging, is worn by pupils as they compete in sports ranging from football, tag rugby, cross country, netball, cricket, basketball, athletics, tennis and gymnastics.

Sport is a serious business at the school, which is the current champion of both the Glossop area boys football league and the local athletics competition. The school has recently been awarded a Children in Need grant for extra-curricular sports, and plans are currently in development for a multi-weather sports pitch.

Said the school’s sports leader, James Sidebottom: “Sport is a very important part of life for our students.  They love the new Glossop Cartons kit, which I actually think is boosting their competitive edge.

“Sport plays such a significant role in children’s education and development, and it is great to receive support in our drive to nurture our pupils’ sporting talents.”

Added Glossop Cartons’ production director, Jill Woodacre:  “Our roots are in Glossop, and it’s great to be able to support one of the area’s primary schools as it strives to give the best possible start in life to its young students.”

By Sarah Walker