Peter Mumford, senior account executive
Pupils at Sneinton C of E Primary School have been presented with two new sports kit thanks to a donation by Nottingham-based full-service marketing agency Cartwright Communications.
The agency has made a £600 donation to buy two complete kits to support all school teams, which feature the Cartwright Communications logo emblazoned on the front of the shirts.
Rose Hayes, director at Cartwright Communications, presented the kits to pupils following a tour of the school to hear about the impact of this and previous donations. The agency delivers ongoing support including the gifting of a classroom rug to inspire learning and linking clients with the school to make additional contributions.
Rose said: “The school is dedicated to providing children in Sneinton with learning and development opportunities while also creating well-rounded individuals, and we know that sport plays an integral part in both personal and physical development.
“We hope that the pupils feel proud to represent the school in their new kits and feel even more encouraged to take up sporting activities. A social pledge that forms a key part of our ambitious environmental, social and governance goals, we want to connect with a breadth of organisations in the communities surrounding our Nottingham, London and Birmingham offices.”
The school is working hard to increase its sporting opportunities for all pupils, with boys and girls football teams, as well as already being actively involved in athletics, dodgeball and cross country. In addition to the new kits, Sneinton Primary has recently appointed qualified sports coach Bailey Duffield as a teaching assistant, who will be leading most of the school’s sports clubs.
Bailey said: “We have an amazing bunch of children who have an infectious attitude towards leading an active lifestyle. They are incredibly talented individuals and have pupils that play for Nottingham Forest Academy as well as being scouted for Premier League teams like Arsenal. I am excited to help even more pupils achieve their sporting goals through more opportunities and kit to match.
“In our first games in the kits our girls team won both matches in their tournament and the boys won one and drew the other – they’ve dubbed them our ‘lucky kits’ already.”
Julie Doyle, assistant headteacher at Sneinton C of E Primary said: “At a time when schools budgets continue to tighten, we are incredibly grateful to the Cartwright team for making this considerable donation to the school.
“The matching kits will play an important role in creating a sense of togetherness in our teams, and that pride that comes with representing the school as we look to take part in events alongside other schools in our trust across Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.”
Cartwright Communications is a 30-strong team of PR, digital, social media, brand and marketing experts across its three bases in Nottingham, Birmingham and London. Each office has dedicated ESG champions, who set and uphold its climate and community strategy and outputs.
The agency has established longstanding relationships with a range of charities and environmental initiatives in the community, helping them to gain valuable support through boosted brand exposure, donations and volunteering opportunities.
Team involvement in local sustainability and social initiatives is key to Cartwright’s culture and the agency is always seeking out new opportunities to improve company practices. Cartwright Communications was recently ranked as the 42nd best small company by Great Places To Work and placed 164th in PR Week’s national rankings for top UK agencies in 2023.