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Magna Supports Local Children's Charity

Life Education Bus Dorchester Middle School

Published at 8:57am 19th December 2014.

A charity that helps children across Dorset make healthy choices has been given a boost by a local housing group.

Magna Housing has presented a cheque for £3,000 to Life Education Wessex at Dorchester Middle School to help continue their work.

The charity shows children from 3 to 13 how their body works, the dangers of drugs and alcohol and also teaches them how to cope with bullying and peer pressure.

Georgina Clements, teacher at Dorchester Middle School, said: "The 'Life Ed Bus' has been visiting Dorchester Middle School for over ten years.  We use the visit to enrich and extend our curriculum." 

"The knowledge gained in the visit helps pupils develop their thinking skills and explore the influences of their peers on decisions that are made in relation to personal health and wellbeing."

Ken Bodycombe, community investment officer at Magna, said: 'We are delighted that we have been able to support the wonderful work of Life Education with young people in our area."

"There has never been a more important time for this charity as children are facing ever increasing pressures and temptations to damage their health and futures."

The money came from Magna's community initiative fund (CIF) that allocates £120,000 a year to things which will improve the areas where residents live and £30,000 to charities and organisations which provide services of benefit to residents.

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