Barrow-station-receives-donation-from-Sandside-Special-School-at-Ulverston

Byline: Barrow RNLI’s volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, John Falvey, was recently on hand at the Roa Island station to receive a donation of £600, earned by the 6th form pupils of Sandside Special School, Ulverston
Page Content: The six pupils, under the guidance of teacher Liz Kavanagh, had earned the £600 from a scheme run by ‘Giving Nations Local School Enterprise’ which they called ‘The Slate Project’.

This project involved designing patterns, then obtaining second hand roofing slates from generous local contractors, cleaning them up and painting them with the designs. The children turned the slates into memo boards, cheese boards, drinks coasters and a variety of signs, all of which were snapped up by friends, family and local people in Ulverston.

There were four groups in the school, all in competition and the 6th formers won.

The children then had to travel to Penrith where they gave a presentation about the ‘Slate Project’ and it was decided that they should win the regional heat.

Having been to the lifeboat station previously for a guided tour given by John Falvey, they unanimously decided that the £600 they raised should go to the RNLI’s Barrow lifeboat for the benefit of the station and crew.

John said, “This was a tremendous effort by all of the children. The quality of the designs and paintings on the slates was excellent and the variety of uses for the slates that they had thought up was quite innovative. Everyone at the RNLI team in Barrow is delighted to receive such a large amount of money, especially as they had remembered us from a previous educational visit to the station.”

Byline: Barrow RNLI’s volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, John Falvey, was recently on hand at the Roa Island station to receive a donation of £600, earned by the 6th form pupils of Sandside Special School, Ulverston
Page Content: The six pupils, under the guidance of teacher Liz Kavanagh, had earned the £600 from a scheme run by ‘Giving Nations Local School Enterprise’ which they called ‘The Slate Project’.

This project involved designing patterns, then obtaining second hand roofing slates from generous local contractors, cleaning them up and painting them with the designs. The children turned the slates into memo boards, cheese boards, drinks coasters and a variety of signs, all of which were snapped up by friends, family and local people in Ulverston.

There were four groups in the school, all in competition and the 6th formers won.

The children then had to travel to Penrith where they gave a presentation about the ‘Slate Project’ and it was decided that they should win the regional heat.

Having been to the lifeboat station previously for a guided tour given by John Falvey, they unanimously decided that the £600 they raised should go to the RNLI’s Barrow lifeboat for the benefit of the station and crew.

John said, “This was a tremendous effort by all of the children. The quality of the designs and paintings on the slates was excellent and the variety of uses for the slates that they had thought up was quite innovative. Everyone at the RNLI team in Barrow is delighted to receive such a large amount of money, especially as they had remembered us from a previous educational visit to the station.”