For the second year in a row Maritime Transport has enlisted the help of Year 4 students at Trimley St Martin primary school to decorate shields displayed around Trimley St Martin, a village close to Maritime’s Felixstowe head office.
Trimley Carnival is held each year, bringing the community together with a series of activities including a procession of floats. In the weeks leading up to the event shields are displayed throughout the village, each sponsored by a local business.
“We approached Maritime as one of the largest businesses within our area and were delighted when they agreed to sponsor 15 shields,” said Chris Wood, Trimley Carnival Committee. “The carnival looks to bring the community together and having local businesses involved really helps to do that.”
In a bid to further contribute to the community spirit the carnival aims to achieve, Maritime approached local primary school Trimley St Martin to get involved and decorate the shields on their behalf.
“Working with local communities is really important to us as a business and getting young people excited about transport and its possibilities is something we’re keen to continue to do,” said Maritime's Samantha Lock.
“The shields the school children created with Maritime in mind were fantastic and inviting them to head office to look around one of our vehicles and take part in some transport themed activities was our way of thanking them for their help on this project.”