A DONATION towards new sound equipment is putting performing arts at a Chester school in the spotlight.

The Bishop’s Blue Coat High School successfully applied to Redrow’s community fund for help towards purchasing new head microphones. 

Head of music Christine Bremner said: “We have an active performing arts department, but a lot of the equipment is out of date and in need of replacing.

"With Redrow’s help we’ll be purchasing new head mics. These will enable our students to experience a more professional approach to creating musical productions.

"And we hope it will encourage them to maintain and develop a real and lasting love for the arts.” 

Since 2016 Redrow has gifted more than £100,000 to community projects across the North West via voluntary community funds launched alongside its new homes developments.

The company has also offered practical assistance and materials, including helping with renovations to community centres.

In Huntington, where Redrow is close to finishing a major development on part of the site of the former Saighton Camp, a total of £10,000 has been shared amongst good causes, including the £1,000 given to Bishop’s Blue Coat High School.

Elaine Mounsey, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “The great thing about our community funds is that they enable us to learn about what’s happening in the neighbourhoods where we’re building.

"It’s often said there’s not enough for young people to do, but through our Huntington Community Fund we’ve discovered lots of activities taking place for all ages.

“It’s great to see Bishop’s Blue Coat High School providing opportunities for students to be creative. Maybe one of their young performers will one day become a star of stage or screen – we hope so.”