Thriftwood wins another Trophy

The Stanley Barnett Award for conservation initiatives has been won for a second time by pupils from Thriftwood School in Slades Lane. Delighted pupils gasped with disbelief when the result was announced at County Hall. The award acknowledges their efforts and creative flair through their successful greetings card business, Creative Cuts. Year 11 pupils help design and colour a variety of cards for special occasions ranging from Christmas to Easter which are then sold at nursing homes, day centres, coffee mornings and craft fairs. Staff at the school see the project as developing strong communication skills for special needs children. The £500 voucher top prize will be added to the £750 already won for winning the Mid Essex special needs category to buy stationery for the school.