Donation helps fund Lichfield school’s ‘real world’ learning

Pupils at a Lichfield school are set to get ‘real world’ education thanks to a donation from a local business.

Midland Expressway Limited (MEL), operators of the M6 Toll, made the £500 donation to Queens Croft High School.

The money will be used to run an enrichment week during the summer term when the pupils engage in various activities that aim to link areas of the curriculum or apply them in ‘real world’ situations.

These activities include building survival shelters, running a nail and beauty salon, attending an encaustic art workshop, constructing a maths trail and willow weaving.

James Hodson (Head of Motorway Operations - MEL), John Edwards (Headteacher) with pupils from Queen's Croft High School

James Hodson (Head of Motorway Operations - MEL), John Edwards (Headteacher) with pupils from Queen's Croft High School

As well as the donation, pupils at the school – who have a wide range of special needs – were given the chance to take a look at one of MEL’s Incident Support Units.

Headmaster John Edwards said:

“The school is well set up for curriculum needs, but we are very appreciative of help that provides the extras that enhance and enrich pupils’ experiences. We all know that it is the activities outside the classroom that consolidate learning and develop the life skills needed to produce well rounded individuals. A big thank you to Midland Expressway for their support.”

Tom Fanning, CEO of MEL added:

“We are very pleased to support Queen’s Croft High School and I am sure the children will enjoy and benefit from the planned activities. MEL are looking at similar opportunities to support the youth of Staffordshire and this is a golden opportunity to make a difference.”

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