The donation, which included a variety of Man Utd shirts, tracksuits and coats, went towards the club’s continued effort to support the mental and physical wellbeing of young people across the local community. Staff from across the club volunteered their time to pack more than 2,000 boxes and helped distribute them to TEMA and its other partner schools.
In what has most certainly been a difficult year, the boxes were used as a token of recognition to reward students across years 7-11, who demonstrated exceptional determination and commitment to online learning at home during lockdown.
Miss Lonsdale, Assistant Headteacher, said:
We’re hoping the donation makes students feel valued as we recognise how much resilience, independence and skill online learning required. Adidas is a brand our students really value, so to receive these boxes makes the children feel valued and recognised. It’s really, really important for them.
Recognised for being the most engaged student during online learning, Victoria (Year 9) said:
It makes me feel really proud and thankful; I feel really special and fortunate to have been given this gift. There were times when I felt isolated as I couldn’t see my friends; I’m so relieved to be back at school now so I can see everyone.