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Herdy Donates £3,000 For New “Community Maker Space”

A new “Community Maker Space” in Sedbergh will be developed thanks to £3,000 from the Herdy Fund, which is administered by the Cumbria Community Foundation.

Settlebeck Parents, Teachers & Friends Association (PTFA) will use the funds to upgrade Settlebeck School’s design and technology facilities. It will then begin a programme of evening classes open to pupils, parents, and members of the community who wish to learn more about computer aided design and manufacturing.

Steph Williams, for Settlebeck PTFA, said: “As a very small rural secondary school we pride ourselves in providing pupils with a bespoke educational experience which is often difficult to find in larger schools, ensuring that every child has the chance to thrive.

“Alongside this, we continue to seek opportunities to develop our high-quality facilities. We have a close relationship with the Sedbergh community and surrounding area and have been looking for ways to further strengthen those links.”

Settlebeck School Design and Technology
Photo courtesy of settlebeck.org

Diane Hannah, Herdy Co-Founder, said: “When we heard about the Settlebeck project we instantly wanted to provide the outstanding funds to make it happen. Herdy is a design-led business so this project is very close to our heart.

“Not only are we happy to contribute financially, there are loads of opportunities for us to work with the pupils too once the facility is up and running. We’d love to share our knowledge and experience with the pupils, and work on some live Herdy projects with them.”