Crown Highways | Investing in the future of local schools
Crown Highways have invested in the future of their local community by commissioning a very special reading station in a local primary school.
The children of Fulfen Primary- situated less than 2 miles from Crown HQ are now the happy recipients of a brand new reading station, constructed in the form of a Crown Highways Grab Wagon.
Built by school caretaker and designed by Crown Highways- the wagon is two and a half metres long and can accommodate 8 children at any one time. Additionally, it brings a unique aspect of fun to the primary school children’s reading time.
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Fulfen Head teacher Jane Davies told us:
‘The children are absolutely delighted with the new truck that has recently been installed in the new library. Both boys and girls want to sit in the truck and read their favourite books. Boys who were previously reluctant are now enjoying reading and have a renewed enthusiasm for reading. This is having real impact on reading throughout the school!’
Already sponsors of local Football outfit Chasetown FC, Crown Managing Director Steve Jones explained how this idea was born, and why Crown were so keen to bring this to life to further increase their work in the community.
“It started with the PTA approaching Crown Highways to be involved in the project in developing a unique and new reading station in the library. Crown have a number of grab wagons amongst their fleet of vehicles and it provides the best layout for this type of initiative. A number of Crown Highways employees have children attending the school so it gives an extra incentive to provide something for the school to use for years to come.
“We wanted to continue to give something back to our community and investing in a book station to make reading more fun and appealing to the children of Fulfen was something we really liked the idea of.
“More and more children are turning to, and are becoming more and more reliant upon technology, TV, computers and computer games for hobbies and past times- but we wanted to help offer a different, fun experience to reading that will increase its appeal to these young children.”
The reading station was declared open in the school on January 4th after returning from the Christmas break and it’s certainly proving popular with the pupils.
To find out more about Crown Highways and their extensive range of services, visit www.crownhighways.co.uk, or call their head office in Burntwood, Staffs on 01543 682329.