Amherst school children take part in craft week with help from Investec

December 10th, 2011 by Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited

Children from Amherst Primary School have been demonstrating their artistic skills with help from Investec.

Last December, Investec Specialist Private Bank and Investec Asset Management announced a new charitable partnership with the school after their five year association with the Dyslexia Day Centre came to a natural end.

Over the last year, Investec staff have given up their time to help with after school clubs, listened to children read, joined a camp in Lihou and spent a weekend redecorating outdoor furniture and play equipment.

Now as the school gets ready for Christmas, staff will be going into school during its craft week.

The left to right: Jaimee Harvey-McTeague, Rosie De Carteret, Joseph Salmon, Michelle Le Clerc of Investec Specialist Private Bank, Lillie-May Hawkins and Matthew Welch (click image to expand ©Chris George Photography - image courtesy of Investec)

‘We have two craft weeks – one for the younger children and one for the older. During the week, the pupils make a range of things including cards and calendars which are then displayed in classrooms for parents and guests to see,’ said Amherst Primary School head teacher Tracey Moore.

‘We’re delighted to have the extra help from the Investec staff and they will certainly be busy. They will be working with our younger children who need the extra supervision and help with cuttings, sticking and colouring in and as it’s so close to Christmas then I have no doubt that there will be a vast amount of glitter involved.’

Michelle Le Clerc from Investec said that the staff were always very enthusiastic about their time at the school.

‘Although obviously the main aim is to support the school and the pupils to ensure that they can achieve as much as possible during their time at Amherst, it always wonderful to hear from the Investec staff about what they have taken from their time helping out,’ she said.

‘We had a fantastic first year with Amherst Primary School and are looking forward to seeing how we can help and support them during 2012.’

Mrs Moore said the support from Investec over the last year had been invaluable.

‘We couldn’t believe it when we were told that Investec wanted to link up with us and we have seen enormous benefits over the last year. All of the staff are genuinely interested in the children and their progress and we can’t thank them enough for the difference they are making,’ she said


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