Catering firm BGL Rieber recently ran a competition to win up to £500 for charity which was open to all public-sector catering managers.
Its ‘Adopt a RieBear’ photographic competition was won by Dawn Harvey, regional operations director at ISS Facility Services UK, who netted £500 for her chosen charity, The Moat School, London.
“The Moat specialises in teaching children with SPLD and other challenges, from year 6 onwards. These children enter the school with low self-esteem and, in my experience, total school disengagement,” said Harvey.
“Previous settings labelled them as lazy, unwilling to learn, disruptive but in actual fact these children are bright, hungry to learn individuals who just need to be taught in a way which they understand.
“The Moat has dedicated staff who work to unlock their learning potential. The transformation is remarkable. These once disengaged individuals leave school as confident, independent young adults. A remarkable school, with amazing students and dedicated teaching staff. Each child is unique and each child is given the opportunity to achieve.”
Image: (Left to right), BGL Rieber regional sales manager Paul Franks, Dawn Harvey and Moat School Head Clare King.