Callands County Primary have become the latest school to join Gladstone Brookes and the Warrington Wolves Foundation on the road to their Rio Olympics Fiesta in Victoria Park later this month.
Jenni Davies and Emma O’Neill from Gladstone Brookes joined Kat Shakeshaft and Liam Donnelly of the Foundation in delivering a series of themed activities based on the sport and culture of their designated country – the United States.
Up to 100 children from ten Warrington and district schools will be taking place in the Olympic/Paralympic themed festival event.
Joint teams from Gladstone Brookes and the Foundation have been visiting the schools in recent weeks, delivering taster sessions on the countries they will be representing, introducing them to the to their sports and culture.
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Gladstone Brookes volunteers Jenni Davies and Emma O’Neill both loved the opportunity to get stuck into the activities.
Said Jenni: “The event was very enjoyable and it was nice to see the kids working as a team and having fun. These charity events are very rewarding and it’s always a pleasure to take part.”
Emma added: “It’s always nice to see the children taking part and having fun together. It’s very rewarding. I always enjoy helping out.”
Craig Thomason, the Foundation’s Total Sport Co-ordinator, says: “This year’s Warrington To Rio project is an exciting opportunity for children with special educational needs within our community to access a targeted Olympic/Paralympic themed event.
“With Gladstone Brookes’ support we are not only able to offer this amazing one off event, but three free sessions for each school in the build-up.”
The event is the culmination of the fifth year of Gladstone Brookes five years as a patron of the Wolves Foundation.
Gladstone Brookes general manager Leon Moye says: “This is another great opportunity for our staff to give back to the community they live and work in.
“The continuing success of this project is a source of great pride to our company. We believe in giving back to the community in which we live and work and this latest scheme has been built on the great relationship we have developed with the Foundation.”