Converged sponsors Aberdeenshire school’s umbrella project

Converged Communications has funded the installation of brightly coloured umbrellas throughout local Ellon Primary School to promote and celebrate the neurodiversity of its pupils.

The Aberdeen-based provider donated the ADHD Foundation’s display and education pack to Ellon Primary, where 25 colourful umbrellas have been installed throughout the school to raise awareness of conditions such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia.

“With several of our staff living with a child diagnosed with ADHD or autism, this is a topic close to our hearts,” said Converged’s CSO, Robbie Ross.

“Understanding comes from education, and I know that teachers will use the tools provided to maximise the opportunity to get the pupils engaged around the differences which make us all unique in our own way.”

To supplement the installations, schools were invited to take part by creating their own mini umbrella displays, sponsored by local businesses.

“Around one in five people in the UK are neurodivergent, so there is a need to ensure our corporate environment is fully inclusive for these individuals,” said Converged MD Neil Christie.

“Our future workplace will and should be shaped around a diverse workforce and tapping into everyone’s differing skillsets is the key to success.”

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