Selco Stars Vote for Wilson Stuart School

Birmingham public urged to back special school in chase for £5,000

A special school in Birmingham has called on the city’s residents to back its quest to win top prize in a nationwide competition – and with it £5,000.

Wilson Stuart School in Perry Common, Erdington, is one of 12 finalists from around the UK going before a public vote in the Selco Stars competition, which attracted hundreds of entries.

Leading builders merchants Selco Builders Warehouse – which has a branch in Erdington on Chester Road – has organised the competition, designed to support charities and community groups in their Covid-19 recovery.

A team of Selco judges selected a dozen causes to receive £500 worth of building materials and now the shortlisted groups will be aiming to top a vote and land a cash windfall.

A second prize of £1,250 is also available to mark Selco’s 125th anniversary.

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Wilson Stuart School in Perry Common is constructing wheelchair friendly routes in a school project that takes the classroom outside.

The school caters for 229 pupils that have additional needs including physical needs, learning and communication difficulties or complex medical conditions.

Simon Harris, executive headteacher, said: “We’re used the £500 from Selco to create a wheelchair access point for the forest.

“This will create pathways where the students can engage in all different aspects of nature and the excitement of just getting away from their normal environment.

“If we were successful in getting the further amount of money, either the £1,250 or £5,000 from Selco, it would make a massive difference.

“It would allow us to put those resources in to the forest and create a curriculum that’s not just special but pretty amazing.

“We’re always talking about our students being children who are special because of their special needs, but actually they’re special children because they’re amazing kids who we just want to give the greatest opportunity to.

“We’d love for people to vote for us to give us some additional money to make this project really work.”

Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, added: “We were inundated with applicants from a host of good causes with outstanding credentials so Wilson Stuart School have done extremely well to be shortlisted.

“It does excellent work in the community and hopefully the whole of Birmingham will get behind the school in its quest to win an amount of money which would make a huge difference to the work it does.”

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s 70 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver, a Click & Collect service and a new website.

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