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Birmingham special needs school gets funding for outdoor learning thanks to E.ON

Pictured above: Cherry Oak School receives grant from E.ON

 

Cherry Oak School in Selly Oak has been awarded a grant from E.ON’s new Employee Community Fund, courtesy of parent and E.ON employee Slavena Stateva-Dunphy.

The grant of £2,000 will go towards buying a wooden climbing frame adapted especially to the special needs of the children to help develop their mobility and coordination.

Slavena, an analyst for E.ON’s Retail’s arm whose son attends the school, said: “Our children at Cherry Oak School love outdoor play and the new outdoor play equipment.

“As a small school for children with severe learning difficulties we don’t very often receive donations like this so we’re extremely grateful that E.ON can help in this way. The climbing frame will help provide hours of enjoyment as well as helping the children’s gross motor skills.”

Cherry Oak School is a special school for children with severe learning difficulties and autism. It provides education and support for 50 pupils aged between three and 11. Most of the students have medical issues or disabilities and follow curricula adapted to their special needs.

The E.ON Employee Community fund invites applications from employees based in the UK for funding of up to £2,000 for charities and community organisations that support education projects or vulnerable consumers.

 

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