Eastwood technology company Microlise has donated 400 Easter Eggs to King Edward Primary School in Littlewood, Mansfield and judged its competition to design a new truck.
Every pupil at the school was given an outline drawing of a truck and asked to put their best ideas down on paper, with every child receiving a Cadbury’s Easter Egg courtesy of Microlise.
One lucky winner was selected by the technology company’s board of directors following an in-depth judging session. Six year old Daisy Stirland won the competition after depicting a lorry with the words “I’m big I zoom so give me room” and “give a little lorry love” written on the side.
In the schools Easter newsletter headteacher Sue Bridges said: “Thank you to ‘Microlise’ who have generously donated hundreds of Easter eggs.”
Microlise employs more than 400 staff and works with many of the largest retailers and transport companies in the UK including Tesco, Argos and Eddie Stobart. It develops technologies which help fleet operators to ensure their vehicles are being driven as efficiently and safely as possible.
Microlise employee Andrew Foster, whose daughter is taught at King Edward Primary School, suggested the idea to Microlise Executive Director Bob Harbey.
“Every year we usually give staff in the UK an Easter Egg as a gesture to say thanks for the great work they are doing. This year we thought we would also do something different and we are glad to help make Easter special for the children of King Edwards. Thanks to Andrew for the great idea, and to the children for the brilliant truck design ideas,” said Harbey.
To mark the competition Director Harbey visited the school in the company’s DAF truck to give the children a chance to take a look and sit in the driver’s seat.
Microlise telematics, journey management and proof of delivery solutions help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise helps its customers to save more than £175m each year in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes. For more information, please visit http://www.microlise.com/ or follow us on Twitter – @microlise.