Police charity gives fun and games
Dated: 10 Jul 2009
The Northumbria Police Charities Fund has provided games consoles and games to pupils at Percy Hedley Secondary School in North Tyneside.
Local Neighbourhood Inspector Pam Bridges and Chief Inspector Tom Stabler came along to the school to hand over the Nintendo Wii equipment and games to the youngsters.
Inspector Bridges said: "You can see from looking at the faces of these young people that they're very happy to get this equipment and can't wait to start playing. I'm pleased that the Northumbria Police Charities Fund was able to offer practical support to the school."
The Percy Hedley Secondary School caters for pupils with cerebral palsy, autism, speech language and communication difficulties. It is part of the Percy Hedley Foundation which directly helps 1,000 disabled children and adults and their families from throughout the north east.
Head teacher, Lynn Watson Percy Hedley Secondary School said: "This equipment will be used in our outreach centre, which will provide a base for pupils in schools and those in the community. These games are also very motivating for children in terms of achieving fine motor skills targets, by improving eye, hand coordination, balance and timing.
"This is a new resource which will be used to run community groups, school sessions and conferences. This equipment will provide a fantastic addition to the centre and we're very pleased to receive this donation from the Northumbria Police Charities Fund."