Frederick Cooper supports school Easter egg hunt- in May!
On the face of it a damp May morning in inner- city Birmingham may not seem the most likely of scenarios for an Easter egg hunt but for pupils at Calthorpe Academy it was certainly a day like no other.
Calthorpe Academy is a school for over 350 learners aged between 2-19, with a range of educational difficulties, from Autistic spectrum, moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs.
Supporting the event were representatives from two Birmingham based companies, AM2PM who donated the Easter Eggs and Frederick Cooper (Birmingham) Ltd. who had previously volunteered on a school project to build a new playground in just one day. For more information on this project click here.
Speaking about the event, Sharon Fellows, Personnel and Health & Safety Manager at Frederick Cooper said,
‘The event was originally planned to fall just before the school Easter holiday but for a number of reasons had to be postponed. We didn’t want the children to miss out so decided to run what could be a world first- an Easter egg hunt in May! It’s great to be back at the school to see the amazing pupils and staff but also to see the impact the new playground having on school life. As a company we are committed to helping those in need in our community.’
Jermaine Smith, Branch Manager at AM2PM added,
‘It’s great to be here today to donate the eggs to the pupils. Every year we invite our customers and suppliers to donate eggs that we then donate to worthy causes. To see the smiles on the kid’s faces is enough but to partner in this way with Frederick Cooper makes it even better for us.’
On behalf of the staff and pupils at Calthorpe Academy Mr Meghalsi, deputy head teacher said,
‘We are really grateful to all the volunteers who support us are all manner of ways; we simply could not do what we do without this support. The children love the new outdoor spaces for learning and play and our teachers and support staff are grateful of the flexibility it provides. The eggs will do down very well I can assure you, thank you to all involved.’
Pictured (left to right) on the new playground are: Jermaine Smith and Sian Franklin (AM2PM), Teresa Ward (Head of Primary Calthorpe Academy) and Sharron Fellows (Frederick Cooper) with pupils Mohammed, Nicholas, Saleem and Matthew.