Securitas Technology has backed a community sustainability initiative aimed at young people with special needs.
On April 12 and 13, 2023, a team of 25 staffers will plan and develop space at The Walnuts School, Milton Keynes, to provide youngsters with a new sensory playground.
It is a collaborative project between Securitas Technology, Fusion Initiatives and children’s charity, Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby.
The school, which supports children and young people between the ages of four to 19, with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a social communication difficulty.
It is located near Securitas’s headquarters.
Head of School Lisa Munro said: “The children and young people at our Hazeley site will be overjoyed to have the playground developed. This has been raised by our young people in surveys and the school council, but our budget has not been in a position to do these works.
“For a school for young people with Autism, access to outdoor areas is vital.
“This will help young people regulate their emotions, learn to interact with each other and have fun, improving their educational experience.
“We’d like to thank all involved at Securitas Technology for making this happen and making a difference to our students’ learning experience.”
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The project will take place over two days and will be overseen by a team from Fusion Initiatives, which works with businesses, charities and academic institutions to provide leadership and development, high performance coaching and team building with a focus on corporate social responsibility.
Several of the Fusion team have military backgrounds and will use their experience of strategising, discipline and operational delivery to guide the project to a timely and successful completion.
Supporting veterans is a passion shared by Securitas, who themselves have many ex-military personnel within their workforce.
They have also demonstrated their support for the armed forces community through actions such as signing the Armed Forces Covenant and recently fundraising to give use of a vehicle to a homeless veteran who had served in the army for 16 years.
Representatives from official charity sponsor, Wooden Spoon will also be involved in the build, as a longstanding charity partner of Securitas in the UK.
With a national footprint, Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby, funding life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support vulnerable children and young people.