Solihull Academy bolstered by £4,000 Amazon donation - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Academy bolstered by £4,000 Amazon donation

Solihull Editorial 1st Mar, 2023   0

PUPILS at Solihull Academy have received a donation of £4,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Rugby.

Solihull Academy opened in April 2018 and provides additional or alternative learning solutions for its pupils.

The donation from the Amazon team will go towards creating a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) garden for pupils to use during science lessons to learn how to grow their own produce and cook what they’ve grown.

The garden will teach pupils the science behind how things grow and give them the opportunity to run practical tests.

It also provides a therapeutic space for students to learn about nature and develop life skills as a part of their community curriculum.

Gayner Coulson, site leader at Amazon in Rugby, said: “Amazon is passionate about supporting the education and development of young people in our community, and this STEM garden creates a great opportunity for pupils to see first-hand the science behind how real-world items grow.

“We’re pleased we can support the academy with this initiative.”

Kat Dockery, principal at Solihull Academy, added: “On behalf of the pupils and staff at our school, I would like to thank Gayner and the team at Amazon in Rugby for this donation.

The STEM garden will make a massive difference to our pupils, enhancing their academic lessons and helping students see the real-world application of the knowledge and skills they are building.

“Many of our students have been unfairly judged and feel disconnected from the wider community.  It’s generous and charitable acts like this from Gayner and the team that help to restore their faith in community”.

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