Safer School packs reach 10,000 schoolchildren

Safer Schools packs primary school in Cambridge

A school in Cambridge has received a Safer School stationery pack from UK Power Networks this term to support the return to the classroom during Covid-19.

University of Cambridge Primary School was nominated to receive a pack by parent Connie Ndungu, whose daughter Jessica, age six, is a pupil at the school.

Altogether 308 schools have received useful packs stuffed with pens, rulers, notebooks, erasers and safety stickers for classes of up to 30 schoolchildren. UK Power Networks’ employees could receive packs for their children’s schools to support local communities, as the education system adapts to changes caused by the pandemic.

Mum, Connie, who works in UK Power Networks’ procurement team, said: “This is truly a good gesture by UK Power Networks for the schools during these difficult and challenging times. Jessica was super excited when I told her that her school was to receive a Safer School pack, which we presented to the headteacher Dr Biddulp. It was very much appreciated.”

Connie Dickie, employee engagement manager at UK Power Networks, said: “Supporting our employees and their communities has always been paramount at UK Power Networks. Providing these packs means that we have been able to show our appreciation for our employees and the incredible work schools, teachers, pupils and parents have done to adapt throughout the pandemic.”

Each pack contained enough supplies for a class of 30 children and the packs were quickly sent out, helping to make schools safer for over 10,000 schoolchildren.

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