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North Wales primary school pupils tune up for music

Pupils at Sandycroft Primary School with their new keyboards and headphones for music lessons courtesy of Lock Stock Self Storage, from left, Lily-Anne, 10; Daisy, seven, Joseph, seven, and Penelope, six; with teacher Jack Merrick, teaching assistant Hannah Young and Lock Stock’s Rob Jones. Picture Mandy Jones

Pupils at a North Wales  primary school are tuning up for their music lessons thanks to a consignment of new electric keyboards courtesy of a local business.

Sandycroft School in Flintshire have just taken delivery of the instruments along with sets of headphones and teacher Jack Merrick was delighted with the generous gift from Lock Stock Self Storage.

He and four of the children along with teaching assistant Hannah Young called in at Lock Stock’s Deeside storage park at the Interlinq site at Queensferry to say thank you for the donation worth £250.

They were then going straight back to school for an afternoon music class and the chance to make use of the new instruments.

Teacher Jack Merrick, a talented musician himself, said: “It’s great to have these instruments from Lock Stock because at Sandycroft we like to provide as many opportunities as we can for our children.

“With music the children are able to get really creative and we have percussion instruments but now with the keyboards the children can access them whenever they need to.

“They’re small and lightweight and they come with headphones and can be easily be brought into the classroom and it’s just great to have this support from a local business like Lock Stock.”

Daisy, seven, said: “I love music and I play piano so it will be great to have the keyboards in school to use.”

Ten-year-old Lily-Anne, an Ariana Grande fan, said: “I play bass guitar and drums but with this I will be able to learn to play piano as well.”

Area Site Manager Rob Jones said: “We have a real commitment to the areas where we operate and are always glad to help out where we can so when the school got in touch we were delighted to do our bit.

“The school wanted keyboards so we have helped out and the children are clearly delighted with their new instruments.

“It’s really important for them to get creative and music is a wonderful way to do that and they clearly have an enthusiastic and committed teacher in Mr Merrick who will help them get the best out of their new instruments.”