Hard Working Kids Skate to Success with Special Day Out

Irwin Mitchell investing in the community


Following on from their bowling trip last term, Sheffield school children went ice skating last week thanks to their outstanding attendance rates.

As a reward for having over 95 per cent attendance records in the spring academic term, children from St Johns Church of England Primary School, Manor Oaks Road, enjoyed a special day at Sheffield Ice, followed by a trip to the nearby entertainment centre to watch the film Pink Panther.

David Urpeth, a personal injury partner with national law firm Irwin Mitchell, which funded the special day out, took the children ice skating.

Mr Urpeth, based at the firms Riverside offices in Sheffield, said: At Irwin Mitchell we believe its important to invest in the local community. Following on from the success of the bowling trip last term, we believe that sponsoring the attendance initiative has proved a great way of encouraging kids to stay motivated in an inner city school.

We hope that all of the pupils had a fun day out. Its a reward they have truly deserved!

Huw Thomas, Headteacher at the school, said: The attendance incentive scheme was introduced at the school three years ago and Irwin Mitchell kindly donated mountain bikes last year for two winning children with 100 per cent attendance for the entire academic year.

The scheme has been a great success with pupils and we were delighted when Irwin Mitchell agreed to sponsor the programme in the 2005-06 academic year.