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Volunteers helped redecorate school for bullied youngsters

Ian Hughes 24th Nov, 2016

VOLUNTEERS from law firm have given up their time to redecorate rooms at a Hatton special school which supports bullied youngsters.

The working party from Leamington-based Blythe Liggins arrived at Northleigh House School in Hatton armed with paint, brushes and rollers to give the premises a facelift.

Team leader Richard Moon, head of employment law, said: “Blythe Liggins has a long tradition of working for the local community and we were so impressed by the work done by the dedicated staff at Northleigh House that we wanted to do our bit to help.”

Viv Morgan, chair of trustees, said Northleigh was a small school, based in a beautiful country house, dedicated to overcoming the effects of bullying.

She added: “The under-pinning atmosphere at Northleigh is one of absolute positive regard for every student – kindness, inclusion and respect for each individual’s differences.

“The school was established in 2012 to address the growing need for a safe, calm and progressive learning environment to help secondary-aged children recover emotionally and academically from the effects of high anxiety in a mainstream school setting. “By ‘doing things differently’ we are able to help each young person to regain their inner confidence and to begin, again, to trust other people. We promote a culture where every member of the school, whether student or staff, is valued, respected and plays a vital role in the development of Northleigh’s community.”

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