Community renewal news brief: Fight to sustain a small primary school

The fight to sustain a small primary school in a remote Cumbrian village has been boosted by a grant of more than £21,000 from the Co-operative Action Foundation. State backing for the 150-year-old school was withdrawn by the county council earlier this year, but the local community is fighting to keep Lowick School, near Coniston Water, open. The cash is being used to support the school's bid to become the first state-funded co-operative school.

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