Several JM employees enjoyed a day helping out at Meldreth Manor School, near Royston.

JM employees volunteer at local school for children with complex learning needs

Several JM employees enjoyed a day helping out at Meldreth Manor School, near Royston. The school provides education, care and therapeutic support for children and young people who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties resulting in complex learning needs.

Some of the JM team set to work apple picking. There were a huge number of apple trees within the school grounds that were laden with ripe fruit. The team managed to pick around a ton of apples (around 7 wheelie bins) that were then sent to a local drinks company for juicing.

The rest of the team spent the day gardening. They cleared one of the garden areas of weeds, pruned the shrubs and laid weed matting and bark. Once finished, the garden looked great; a much more attractive space for the children to enjoy.

Julie Ashcroft, Product Specialist, Nitro Technologies, said ‘The day was hard work but great fun and immensely rewarding. Seeing the children and their carers enjoying the grounds of the school made our efforts feel worthwhile.’

Meldreth manor is an invaluable school within the community. The school supports children and young people age 6-18 years who have complex learning difficulties and is one of the few schools in the country that is also able to support complex health needs and associated difficulties.

The highly skilled team of teaching, care and clinical staff take a holistic approach that considers physical, emotional, social, sensory and educational needs within a waking day curriculum.

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