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Safer Schools packs reach 10,000 schoolchildren

Schools in Pevensey and Eastbourne have received Safer School stationery packs from UK Power Networks to support the return to the classroom during Covid-19.

From Press releases - 26 October 2020 12:00 AM

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St Andrew’s Church of England Infants’ School, in Eastbourne, was nominated to receive a pack by parent Wayne Lothian, whose daughter Tiffany, age five, is a pupil at the school.

And Pevensey and Westham Church of England Primary School was also nominated by another parent, Clair Cliff, whose daughter Paris, age four, attends that school.

Altogether 308 schools have received useful packs stuffed with pens, rulers, notebooks, erasers and safety stickers for classes of up to 30 schoolchildren. UK Power Networks’ employees could receive packs for their children’s schools to support local communities, as the education system adapts to changes caused by the pandemic.

Wayne, who works in UK Power Networks’ groundworks team, said: “Tiffany spent lockdown shielding, due to being on the high risk list, as she received a liver transplant at seven months old. So returning to school was a big fear for us all as a family. With this safer school pack it was just another measure we were very grateful towards the company for, in protecting Tiff’ as well as her class mates against the spread of the virus.”

Clair, who works in the company’s finance team, said: “Paris was so excited to take this pack to her teachers at her new school, her face beaming from ear to ear. It was such a lovely gesture from UK Power Networks to share these resources with the schools and I’m sure they will be very useful for the pupils there.”

Connie Dickie, employee engagement manager at UK Power Networks, said: “Supporting our employees and their communities has always been paramount at UK Power Networks. Providing these packs means that we have been able to show our appreciation for our employees and the incredible work schools, teachers, pupils and parents have done to adapt throughout the pandemic.”

Each pack contained enough supplies for a class of 30 children and the packs were quickly sent out, helping to make schools safer for over 10,000 schoolchildren.