Tank Visit to Mark Way School
Friday March 29th The Mark Way School pupils were wowed due to two special vehicles, thanks to Southampton Veterans’ Drop-in Centre.
Southampton Veterans’ Drop-in Centre in Woolston, opened its doors in July 2018. The charity helps ex-service men and women with their health and wellbeing including giving them help and advice so they can get back into employment or with housing.
The Mark Way School in Andover is a school for young people with Special Educational Needs aged 11-16.
Mrs Carly Jones, the art teacher from The Mark Way School contacted the charity and asked if they would like six of the decorated soldiers that the students of the school had painted and decorated for the 215 project last year.
The charity came to the school in style with two army vehicles to accept the six soldiers. The two vehicles included a Sultan Command Vehicle and a 110 Land Rover driven by Stephen Cleator, Rachel Thom and Adrian Sergent drove on to the school playground on Friday afternoon. All the pupils had an opportunity to ask questions to the accompanying veterans, Ray Oakley and Peter Miller as well as sitting in the vehicles.
The charity will display the soldiers in their Southampton drop-in centre.