Schools grit it to stay safe
SCHOOLS can apply to get their hands on 150 grit bins to ensure children are kept safe throughout the winter.
Uxbridge winter gritting and maintenance business GRITIT, based in Stockley Park, will also offer several refills to schools throughout the winter to a bid to match its donation of £50,000 worth of equipment that it gave away last year as a part of its Safe Steps initiative.
“We hope that Safe Steps will help schools to prepare for winter and be ready to act before the hazards of bad weather present themselves,” said GRITIT’s managing director Nikki SinghBarmi.
“Tough weather conditions bring different challenges for everyone and GRITIT is committed to helping schools and organisations do their best to minimise risks and be safe.”
The five lucky schools that take part in GRITIT’s Safe Steps scheme will also receive a visit from polar explorer and adventurer Mark Wood, the Uxbridge company’s schools ambassador, who will talk them through his adventures in some of the world’s coldest places and answer questions on extreme weather and climate change.