Mapplewell School's Mighty Impact
"Michelle, from Juvenile Arthritis Research, was amazing, the assembly went so well and was very clear and informative."
Last week we were invited to Mapplewell Primary School to give our School's presentation in their whole school assembly. Our fantastic volunteer, Michelle, visited the school to speak to all the children and members of staff at Mapplewell school. Here's what Michelle said about the day:
"It was wonderful to be invited into school to have the opportunity to talk to the children and teachers. To see them all smiling, engaged and wearing every shade of purple imaginable was really inspiring. All of them showing they care, helping raise awareness that children get arthritis too."
Mapplewell's enthusiasm and commitment to raising awareness and making a difference really shone through. We were blown away to see their Twitter feed on the day, helping to raise awareness even more widely.
Mapplewell school told us:
"It was our pleasure to have a JIA awareness day at Mapplewell Primary School. The assembly by a Juvenile Arthritis Research volunteer (Michelle) was so important and meaningful and allowed all children, no matter their age, to understand what JIA is, how children can be affected and what they can do to help.
The children were so enthusiastic and listened so well to Michelle in assembly. Michelle was amazing, the assembly went so well and was very clear and informative. All children and staff took something from the assembly and that's exactly what we wanted.
We are so proud to be supporters of Juvenile Arthritis Research and are thankful for their help in supporting children with JIA in our school.
We hope that it will encourage more schools to do the same and continue to raise awareness of JIA."
With our grateful thanks to Mapplewell School and all the teachers and pupils who gave us such a warm welcome and a big thank you to our volunteer Michelle for doing such a brilliant job of delivering our Schools Presentation to Mapplewell.