IRVING WILSON SCHOOL GETS A MAKEOVER FROM BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION STAFF
Some 60 members of staff at the British High Commission spent three hours at the Irving Wilson School, beautifying the gardens and grounds, setting up a room to teach independent living skills, and interacting with the children.
Principal Wilmot Straughn and the members of staff welcomed the group as they came ready and dressed for action in the classrooms and the grounds. The Irving Wilson School was one of the charities chosen for support by the High Commission staff this year.
The ‘make-over’ formed part of the activities of the High Commission staff’s annual awayday. Other support given includes donation of equipment and items for the school, and the donation of a cheque for $1,000 from funds raised from the sale of recycled materials brought in by High Commission staff, raffles and personal gifts. Toys, furnishings, fabrics, bedding and lamps have all been donated by individual members of staff.
Mr Straughn said how overwhelmed and delighted he and the staff were. He said how excited and pleased the students were to see the High Commission staff at the school. High Commissioner Paul Brummell said: “We at the British High Commission are pleased to be able to help the Irving Wilson School. The make-over offered our staff a great opportunity to give back to the community we belong to.”