Waterlooville pupils cooking up a treat for free

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A SCHOOL has been donated a new adjustable cooking hob, which can be lowered to allow disabled children access to it.

The gift to Riverside Community Special School, in Scratchface Lane, Waterlooville, came from supermarket Sainsbury’s to tie in with the launch of its new store in Palmerston Road, Southsea.

Every time the business opens a new store or petrol station it makes a similar donation to a worthy cause near the site as part of its Community Spirit Initiative.

The Waterlooville school was selected because one of the workers at the new Southsea shop also helps out at the school and suggested its pupils would benefit from the donation.

The hob has been ordered and will be installed into the school’s new food technology room as soon as building work on the room is completed.

People at the school were told as the new shop opened its doors for the first time last Friday.