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School's delight at £1,000 donation towards brand new VIP room

Correspondent 18th Jun, 2018

A REDDITCH school which caters for children with special educational needs has received a donation of £1,000 from a local building society.

Skilts Primary School provides education to 81 boys between five and 11 years old who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Interim headteacher, Heath Mason said the school wants to use the grant to fund a new VIP room, which recognises positive pupil performance after an initial VIP area introduced in February has had a very positive impacts on the boys.

“Pupils have to earn a place in the room, usually for a brief session during lunchtime or after school, by achieving goals and showing consistently good behaviour,” he said.

“They have responded brilliantly, hence the reason for wanting to offer access on a wider scale.

“We were thrilled when the building society generously offered to provide funding. Staff and some of the boys are now working together to plan how best to spend the money to improve indoor play.

“Academic achievement is obviously crucial for all schoolchildren, but in our case we also want to offer other experiences beyond traditional classroom teaching that will support their broader development.

“It’s fantastic when local businesses such as the West Brom step forward to help us deliver this.”

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