As an organisation we think it is very important to support the communities in which we work in, and over the last year we have been supporting the Wigan Athletic Sustainable Schools Challenge, which culminated in presentations from three schools on Friday 16th June.
Students from St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, St Jude’s Catholic Primary School and Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School brilliantly represented their schools and presented a range of excellent ideas. The ideas ranged from introducing light sensors to their school, a walk/scoot/cycle to school scheme and a ‘Rag Bag’ clothes swap!
After much deliberation, the judging panel, which included Commhoist Group CEO Glynn Carlisle and Operations Director Louise Mooney, decided that they couldn’t split the schools and awarded funding and support to all three finalist schools.
Commhoist Group CEO, Glynn Carlisle said, “Environmental awareness is a hugely important topic for everyone, whether individuals, businesses, or schools. We strongly feel it is only right that those who will be most impacted in the future, the students, have a say in how we should seek to change our approach. It was fantastic to witness first-hand the ideas that the three finalist schools presented. To see the research, planning and focus given to the project made it a real pleasure to judge. Everyone involved should be very proud of themselves.”
Louise Mooney, Commhoist Group Operations Director added, “I’m so proud of all the students. The way they presented their ideas and the enthusiasm they showed shows the future is in good hands.”
Thank you to all our schools for taking part and to Wigan Athletic Community Trust for linking local businesses such as Commhoist Group to the community.