On Monday 17 December, Alison Tipler, Hire Manager for Northampton contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), will be presenting gifts to Year 1 & Year 2 children at Duston Eldean Primary School to thank them for their Christmas Card designs.
The winning design, which SFS has sent out to its customers and contacts via email, was drawn by 6 year old Kaitlyn Dyball of Hedgehogs Class (Yr 1). Kaitlyn will receive a £20 WHSmith voucher at a special school assembly. The runners up will also be presented with £5 voucher each.
Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has strong links with the school having trained some of its staff to help the children with their reading. As part of Business In The Community’s Right to Read initiative SFS volunteers visit the school on a regular basis to read with children for 1.5 hour sessions at a time.
Andy Stevenson, Deputy Head, Duston Eldean Primary School said: “The volunteers from SFS are a huge help and over the past year they have really helped these children develop and improve their reading skills. It’s very enriching for the children to come into contact with people from different walks of life and helps us to promote a good work ethic amongst the pupils. The Christmas Card design competition is another great example of how SFS engage with the school in such a positive way and we are very grateful.”
Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: “It’s very important to us to give something back to our local community and Right to Read is such a fantastic initiative for everyone concerned. Visiting the school and getting to know the children is such a rewarding experience for our staff as well.”
Bob continued: “The Christmas Card designs were all superb and it was very hard to judge, so we decided to present all of the children with a prize to show our appreciation.”