Pupils at James Brindley School in Birmingham Children’s Hospital have a festive surprise
The Birmingham Serious Injury, Family and Private Client teams at Clarke Willmott today provided a festive surprise for young pupils who are currently doing their school work at the James Brindley School at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Using a hotline to the North Pole, lawyers from the firm managed to get Santa and a few of his elves to bring some presents and Christmas cheer to the children who are eagerly awaiting Christmas.
Philip Edwards, Serious Injury Partner, was on hand to help Santa hand over the presents, and the Elves who had chosen and wrapped the presents got a lot of support from Rayner Grice (Partner, Family Law) and Stacey Collins (Legal Assistant, Family Law). Help from the staff at the school meant that the Christmas list was accurate, with the children getting presents they really wanted, and they all assured Santa they had been good all year. Upon checking his list twice, it seems Santa knew they were telling the truth.
The James Brindley School is a “Teaching School” – a designation which recognises their outstanding provision in educating the young people who are at the hospital. On the Birmingham Children’s Hospital site. The school teaches approximately 200 pupils per week, either on the wards or in one of the school rooms. They provide education for any school aged child of any ability, and often for extended periods given that the medical provision at the hospital can last for several months in certain cases.
Philip Edwards said:
“At all times, but particularly at this time of year, it is very humbling to see the truly excellent work that places like the James Brindley School do in educating children who are unfortunate to have to spend some time in hospital. Even more than that, they do so in an engaging and fun environment, and with considerable skill. It was a real pleasure to see the children enjoy their visit from Santa and his elves, and we wish them luck with their Nativity play and they have our best wishes for a fun filled festive season and for the New Year.“