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January 29, 2003

Ceramics cash is just the business

From: Buckinhamshire Free Press, UK - 29 Jan 2003

DEAF children have been helped along the road to success in business with an arts group's donation.

West Wycombe Decorative and Fine Arts Society, which meets in the Millennium Hall, Main Road, Lacey Green, has donated £500 to Penn School for the Deaf.

The money will go towards setting up a Young Business Enterprise scheme at the school so the pupils can make and sell ceramics. The cash will also provide equipment and a ceramics artist to advise the staff and children.

It is hoped workshops will be set up to help the children gain the skills they need to make marketable ceramic pottery.

Marilla Speller, chairman of the arts society said: We hope the money will be a great help to the children at the school and hopefully one day an artist might may emerge.

Mary Richardson, headteacher at the Church Road school, said: We are extremely grateful to the arts society for their generous contribution which will help us set up the Young Business Enterprise scheme at the school.

The arts society is a group which aims to support the arts in Buckinghamshire and members often go on trips abroad to improve their skills.

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