Schools grit it to stay safe

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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