ST GEORGE’S SCHOOL APPEALS FOR VOTES IN OUTDOOR SUN SHADE COMPETITION

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An Isle of Wight special school has thrown its hat in the ring for an outdoor sunshade — something which is ‘currently beyond the school’s capability to buy.

In a competition to win a shade sail for a school, run by A&S Landscape, St George’s School is vying for the prize to protect its pupils from sunburn. The school in Newport supports young people with severe and complex learning difficulties to learn the skills to be a happy, capable and independent adult.

Sue Holman, the headteacher of St George’s, said she was hoping to have the community’s support, as the school’s small numbers have meant it found it hard to get the votes

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Mrs Holman said:

“We have beautiful grounds but very little shade and to buy ready-made structures is currently beyond our capability.

“To be able to win a shade would enable our young people to safely enjoy the outside area all the time.

“Any help the people of the Isle of Wight could give us would be massively appreciated.”

To enter the competition schools had to explain why the shade is important to them and how they plan to use the shade if they were to win.

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Votes can be submitted here: aandslandscape.co.uk/competition-page/.

There is no closing date yet for final votes to be cast, but a spokesperson for A&S Landscape said it is anticipated to close before the summer holidays begin. Other Island schools have also submitted their entries to win the shade and can be voted for.

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Unknown
1 month ago

I don’t think special school is the right phrase to use?

Fred 2
Fred 2
1 month ago

The council waste so much money on things like the floating bridge ,consultants to tell us that hedges to need to be cut but yet can’t provide shade for vulnerable pupils that their responsible for and should be safeguarding ?. I’ll vote for Stgeorges.

YJC
YJC
1 month ago

If you click on the link it says that the closing date is 31 May 2021

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