Children's Primary School Projects in Burntwood get cash boost!

Local Primary Schools in Burntwood get a welcome financial boost to school projects thanks to the generosity of Midland Expressway Limited (MEL); operators of the M6toll road.

Staff and children at Boney Hay Community Primary School and St Joseph & St Theresa Catholic School in Burntwood were both visited by representatives from Midland Expressway Ltd and each awarded with a cheque for £2000 after successfully submitting an application to MEL's Primary School Scheme which thoroughly detailed how much the grant would mean to all the children.  Boney Hay detailed how they would use the money to purchase classroom equipment such as a whiteboard and projector to assist their pupils. St Joseph & St Theresa wished to use the money to purchase IT software to support their Year 1 pupils learning in basic literacy and numeracy.

All primary schools located within a 5 mile radius of the M6toll corridor were contacted by the Foundation and encouraged to apply for a grant worth £2000. As part of the application process, all qualifying primary schools were asked to provide the Foundation with details as to a future school project which the Foundation could fund to be delivered during the academic year 2013-2014. 

Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of MEL said: "Our business is located within the County and we wish to play our part in nurturing and creating opportunity for our young people to develop their talents and for them in turn to give back to the region once they have completed their education".

Full details regarding the Midland Expressway Limited's Schools Foundation are available on the M6toll website

St Joseph & St Theresa     Boney Hay Primary School

IMAGE 1: from left to right:
Colin Mabey (Director of IT & Systems at Midland Expressway Ltd), Pat Davies (Head Teacher), pupils from St Joseph & St Theresa Catholic Primary School.
IMAGE 2: from left to right:
Miss Nicola Stacey (Assistant Head), Mrs Claire Jones (SEN Teaching Assistant), Colin Mabey (Director of IT & Systems at Midland Expressway Ltd, Pupils from Boney Hay Community Primary School

For further information please contact Joanne Cox or Maxine Estevez at Midland Expressway Ltd

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