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
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.
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.