Woolton Hill Junior School has unveiled its new sports kit for the forthcoming school year, provided courtesy of West Berkshire Mencap.
The new kit was presented to the school by the charity’s representative Phil King at the last celebration assembly of the academic year.
It will be worn for sports ranging from football, rugby, athletics and netball and parts of the kit will even form the uniform for dodgeball, golf and archery or any sporting event where children will be representing the school.
Mr King added: “It’s quite unusual for a charity to sponsor a kit like this, but we are delighted to invest in a mutually-beneficial relationship that will raise awareness of the work that West Berkshire Mencap does locally for people with learning disabilities, plus to acknowledge the great work that Woolton Hill Junior School does to ensure inclusivity. We are looking forward to additional opportunities to work with the school and wish all of the sports teams of all ages the very best of luck for the next season.”
Yvonne Standing, headteacher at Woolton Hill Junior School, added: “The school is represented at lots of sporting events and having a bespoke sports kit means that the pupils will look the part and really be able to take pride in their appearance. We are proud at Woolton Hill Junior School that we have children of all abilities so it’s great to work with West Berkshire Mencap and we are delighted to help them heighten awareness of the valuable service they provide in the local community.”