Gloucester-based Special School, The Milestone School, recently received a donation of £500 from the Charitable Trust of leading law firm, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, in response to a request for funding towards outdoor games equipment.
The Milestone School is Special School for children aged from 2 –16. The school is one of the largest Special Schools in the country and is a Specialist School for Communication and Interaction. Over 300 pupils are accommodated in the school, in 33 classes and four Key Stages. Most class groups comprise a mixture of special needs. The majority of pupils have Severe Learning Difficulty, and there are also many with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and severe Autistic Spectrum Condition.
School Development & Project Officer, Liz Miles, wrote to the law firm’s Charitable Trust with a copy of the Schools ‘Wish list’ which was drawn up by pupils in the school council as part of their work to develop facilities. The Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Charitable Trust was pleased to be able to provide funding support towards their wish list for outdoor games equipment for the Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils. The school recently purchased an all weather football table with the generous donation.
Sue Reed, Class Teacher and Leader of the Student Council, said; “We were delighted to hear that the Trustees wanted to donate £500 to purchase outdoor games equipment. We’d like to thank the Trustees for their very generous support and for helping the pupils with their goal to develop the school’s recreational facilities. The pupils and school council are very excited about the outdoor football table. As well as being fun to use, it will support them in developing their social interaction skills and they will enjoy it for many years to come.”
Mathew Waddington, Partner and Trustee of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Charitable Trust, added; “We were delighted to make a donation towards this very worthy cause and think that the new outdoor football table will bring great excitement for the Keystage 3 & 4 pupils. With one of our offices based in Cheltenham, it’s great to support a School in the local area.”
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