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Children at a special school in Dartington will benefit from new solar lighting thanks to the help of a security installer. LogiScan Fire and Security, based near Wellington, has donated £300 to Bidwell Brook School for young people aged three to 19 with severe or moderate learning difficulties. The money will help fund the new lighting for an outdoor classroom in a rural skills area, for the 100 students at the school.
LogiScan heard about the charity from one of its domestic customers, a mother whose son attends Bidwell Brook, and she asked if the company could help.
Robin Myatt, Service Manager at LogiScan, said: “When we found out what an invaluable role the rural skills area plays in the lives of children at the school, we wanted to contribute. Local community engagement is very important to us as a company and we saw this as a particularly deserving cause.”
The rural skills area is designed to enable students to learn outside a traditional classroom setting and help them better connect with nature. They can take part in a number of practical ‘forest school’ activities and see the wildlife around them. The area also features an allotment where students grow flowers and vegetables to sell in a local plant sale at nearby Totnes.
Jacqui Warne, of the Learn to Live Federation, which both Bidwell Brook and Ellen Tinkham School in Exeter are part of, said the donation would help meet the cost of the new lighting. “The rural skills area brings so much pleasure and enjoyment to the students and we really appreciate the help from LogiScan. The solar lighting will make such a difference in enhancing the outdoor experience for both students and staff alike,” said Jacqui.
Pictured left to right are Robin Myatt, Service Manager at LogiScan and Georgina Carter, Teaching Assistant and students and other staff from the school.