AN East Renfrewshire school group has been given a funding boost as pupils return to class.

Eastwood High School was awarded a Back to School £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, as part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities.

The cash boost aims to help provide new school uniform, equipment and resources for students.

The school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) believes that every student deserves to look and feel smart at school, to feel that they belong, and to avoid the negative effects of hardship on their wellbeing and education.

Moira Forbes, chair of Eastwood High School PTA, told the Barrhead News: “We are thrilled to have received this donation from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland.

“It will be put to good use to provide some essential school uniform items for the pupils who need our support.”

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “We have been part of the East Renfrewshire community for many years now. 

“We have several developments locally, including two at Maidenhill, and we welcome this opportunity to be involved in such an important initiative to make sure that pupils at Eastwood High School have what they need to have a positive learning experience.

“Being able to work with local charities and organisations where we build new homes means a great deal to us, and it’s always lovely to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in our local communities.”

Taylor Wimpey’s donation to Eastwood High School’s PTA is one of the many contributions being made across East Renfrewshire.