The H.R. Owen Aston Martin Reading and Cheltenham teams are spreading a touch of Easter joy this week, delivering a boot full of Easter Eggs to schools in their local area. The Aston Martin DBX was the natural choice, with 632 litres of boot space, or roughly 12 boxes full to the brim of edible Easter joy.
Aston Martin Cheltenham headed for Bettridge School, just around the corner from the showroom, with 148 children and young people aged 2-19 with Special Educational Needs currently enrolled. Carefully organised with the Bettridge School teachers, the showroom team arrived to be greeted by a sea of smiling faces – both young and old – eager to pore over the details of the Aston Martin DBX and start unloading the eggs from the boot.
Bettridge School operates with the young people at the heart of everything it does, taking great pride in celebrating their achievements and encouraging the families to take an active role in their child’s education and future life goals. It provides a supportive, positive and educational environment in order to enable learners to achieve and make progress against the outcomes in their Education, Health and Care Plans.
Jo Bleasdale, Bettridge School Head Teacher, said: “We’re so grateful for the wonderful gift from Aston Martin Cheltenham, delivered to our students in such style. Moments like this genuinely make an enormous difference to the school, and we were delighted to share in the enjoyment. Our school thrives as part of the local community, and acts of kindness like this really help to draw us all together.”
Meanwhile, at H.R. Owen Reading the team had stocked up their DBX and set their sights on The Avenue Special Needs Academy, carefully making the five-mile journey without upsetting their precious cargo.
Having safely arrived at The Avenue, there were plenty of willing helpers on-hand to sift through the eggs, preparing them for distribution by the teachers throughout the whole school.
The Avenue Special Needs Academy is a day special school for boys and girls from the age of 2 – 19 with complex Special Educational Needs. A specially tailored curriculum helps to discover how each pupil can learn best, uncovering what has meaning and relevance in their lives. Pupils are enabled to enjoy quality of life through healthy living and positive relationships with self, peers, adults, community and environment.
Symon Cooke, The Avenue School Head Teacher, said: “The impact of a special day like this for our students really can’t be overstated. The huge smiles on every single waiting face as the Aston Martin Reading team arrived said it all. It’s a wonderful gesture and a real testament to the strength of the local community in Reading.”