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Edith Weston Academy pupils name well-known hauliers trucks

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There was much excitement in a primary school in Rutland last week with the arrival of the newly-named C S Ellis lorry.

The company teamed up with Edith Weston Academy to find a suitable name for two new lorries – with Meliha Mubiana in Year 1 and Jack Briscoe in Year 5 winning the competition which was run over the February half term.

Head of school, Louise Pettman, said: “The winning entries were ‘The Rutland St George’ and ‘The Rutland Dragon’ which, the children explained, reflect our links with the St George’s Barracks.

“The children all loved seeing one of the new trucks and having the opportunity to climb inside the cab.

“C S Ellis have been big supporters of our school for many years; Duncan Clarke and his team visit the school weekly as part of the ‘Number Partners’ programme and play number-based games supporting older pupils with their maths as well as running competitions with us to name their trucks.”

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