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Local Lawyers Accompany Santa On Visit To Birmingham School

Lawyers From Irwin Mitchell Handed Out Presents At Wilson Stuart School

21.12.2017

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

Lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office have helped spread Christmas joy by joining Santa on a visit to a local school which specialises in special educational needs.

Legal specialists from the personal injury team Shannon Breeze and Laura Ellacott recently accompanied Santa on his visit to Wilson Stuart School in Perry Common, Erdington.

On the festive visit, Shannon and Laura helped Santa hand out gifts to over 100 nursery and school children.

The school, which caters for 173 pupils aged 2-25, enjoys good links with the law firm through the school’s Boccia club – a sport designed for people with disabilities. Volunteers from Irwin Mitchell attend the school weekly to officiate Boccia games and coach players. The law firm also runs the Don’t Quit, Do It campaign to encourage more involvement in disability sports.

Expert Opinion
Santa’s little helpers had a great time helping him hand out presents to pupils at Wilson Stuart.

“Irwin Mitchell is passionate about supporting and helping the local communities where our offices are based. Through the work we carry out with our clients who face barriers through no fault of their own we appreciate the fantastic work schools such as Wilson Stuart do for their pupils in helping them to reach their potential.

“We are proud of the work we do in supporting excellent schools like Wilson Stuart and we look forward to working with them more in the future.”
Leanne Leighton, Solicitor

The school is a Special Academy with outstanding purpose built facilities and highly trained staff who help educate pupils who may have additional difficulties including sensory impairment, learning difficulties, communication difficulties or complex medical conditions.

Receiving an ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED report in its last five inspections, the school strives to provide a ground breaking learning environment with outstanding teaching, support and pastoral care. This is all with the aim of empowering students to have as much independence as possible.

Simon Harris, Deputy Head Teacher of Wilson Stuart School, said: “I would just like to say a huge thank you on behalf of all the pupils here at Wilson Stuart Primary Department for your visit and the gifts which you so kindly brought. The children are still talking about their visit from Santa and I am sure that they will enjoy the chocolates and sweets over the festive period.”.

“We feel so humbled and grateful for you giving us this opportunity and the children get such tremendous excitement from you coming to see us.”