MEL are proud to support Queen's Croft High School

All of the pupils will benefit from the funds which will be used to run an enrichment week during the Summer term when the pupils engage in various activities that seek to combine areas of the curriculum or apply them in real 'real world' situations.  For example, building survival shelters, running a nail and beauty salon, attending an encaustic art workshop, constructing a maths trail and willow weaving.   The pupils have a wide range of special needs and this type of activity based learning is very important.

Pupils from all classes, had the opportunity to take a look at one of MEL's Incident Support Units (a large yellow truck) and learned about the daily duties of the Motorway Operatives.

This donation forms part of a wider initiative to support local schools and child focused sports clubs.

John Edwards, Headmaster said: "The school is well set up for curriculum needs, but we are very appreciative of help that provides the extras that enhance and enrich pupils' experiences.  We all know that it is the activities outside the classroom that consolidate learning and develop the life skills needed to produce well rounded individuals.  A big thank you to Midland Expressway for their support."

Tom Fanning, CEO of MEL added: "we are very pleased to support Queen's Croft High School and I am sure the children will enjoy and benefit from the planned activities.  MEL are looking at similar opportunities to support the youth of Staffordshire and this is a golden opportunity to make a difference."

"I would like to take this opportunity to urge our customers to ensure that their vehicles are in good working order and fuelled.  Customers on the M6toll can be rest assured that should the unfortunate event occur where they are involved in an incident or breakdown, our Incident Support Units patrol the motorway 24/7 and provide immediate support by way of arranging breakdown recovery, fuel to get you on your way, support and advice or simply a hot drink."

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Pictured - (far left) James Hodson (Head of Motorway Operations - MEL), (far right) John Edwards (Headteacher) with pupils from Queen's Croft High School.

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