Rotary Club Of Warwick

Mar2 - Rotary ‘Makes a Difference’ at Ridgeway School

Warwick Rotary Club members braved the snow last week to meet staff and pupils at Ridgeway school and “formally open” the new playground which they had contributed to with a “Make a Difference grant” of £13,400.

At the end of the last Presidents year in June 2017, the club voted to give a substantial grant to help renew the outdoor area adjacent to “Lavender” classroom which has many children with complex needs and wheelchair bound. Work is now completed and provides a new outdoor canopy for shelter, a Duralawn surface so children can play “on the grass”, and a mobile hoist so they can be taken outside.

President John Hibben is shown cutting the ribbon to the outside play area with year 6 pupils from Lavender class.

Ridgeway school has over 100 children with complex special needs, such as autism and physical and communication problems. It is now 7 years old and many areas of the school need re-modelling. In 2017 the club made a grant of £1,749 to acquire a number of musical play items for the sensory garden.

If you would like to support the school, contact “Friends of Ridgeway School” who will be glad to hear from you.