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Oldbury headteacher launches fundraising appeal for learning equipment
1:06pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Local
A HEADTEACHER is on the run to raise £12,000 for equipment to enhance the learning experience of his severely disabled pupils.
Gordon Phillips, principal of the Meadows Sports College special school, Oldbury, is gearing up for his seventh annual 10k run at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on Sunday (March 17).
He wants to raise enough money to buy an interactive sensory mat and eye pointer for use by the 11 to 19-year-old pupils who have complex and profound learning difficulties and some who also have life-limiting conditions.
The 60-year-old veteran is also hoping to inspire other people to run their own fundraising events to help him reach the £12,000 goal.
Mr Phillips said: “The mat will enhance the children’s learning and with the eye pointer, even those who can’t move will be able to take part.
“As always, equipment for disabled children is more expensive. It is a huge amount of money for anyone to try to raise and if people could do something to help that would be brilliant. Maybe at work they could have a dress down day, a cake sale or tombola.”
Contributions to the fund can be sent to The Meadows Sports College, Dudley Road East, Oldbury, B69 3BU. For more details contact Mr Phillips on 0121 569 7080.