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Lichfield school cooks up a treat for students after donation from local business

A Lichfield special needs school is set offer cookery lessons to its pupils after being backed with a £1,500 donation from a local business.

Ian Harvey from M6 Toll with teacher Claire Dryhurst and pupils from Rocklands School
Ian Harvey from M6 Toll with teacher Claire Dryhurst and pupils from Rocklands School

Rocklands School, based in Lichfield has been selected as one of M6 Toll’s monthly Drive for Charity in the Community campaign winners.

The donation will allow equipment and ingredients to be purchased to allow 14 children to learn valuable cooking skills.

The remainder of the funding will be used to pay for A Disney-themed dining experience during a visit to Disneyland Paris in December.

Teacher Claire Dryhurst said: “I have planned activities around the children’s favourite Disney films and these encompass things they hope to experience.

“The cooking element of our topic will teach the children how to cook and link to the Disney film, Ratatouille.

“The funding will help to provide unique opportunities for the children in my class to experience.

“We are delighted that M6 Toll have chosen to make our dreams come true.”

Since the toll road opened 15 years ago, operators Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) have donated more than £1million to local good causes.

Maxine Estevez, from M6 Toll, said: “We are delighted to support Rocklands Special Needs School.

“We hope that the donation will offer an educational experience which the children will not forget.

“Our Drive for Charity scheme is all about supporting the towns and villages surrounding the toll road, so we are pleased to have been able to make this contribution.”

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