BAM Construction, the contractor delivering the new school building at the English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College in Hartlepool, has donated £3340 to the school to support Year 11 students.
The new three-storey school building is being built adjacent the existing school on Catcote Road and will be completed in the summer of 2019.
The donation has funded exam fees and course materials for a Business & Finance course, which is currently running for Year 11 students. The remainder of the donation will be used towards the Year 11 Prom which will take place in July.
BAM Project Manager, Jason Kelly said: “We’re working closely with the school and when we heard they were looking for funding we were delighted to help.
“BAM runs an Enhancing Lives Programme which is about having a positive impact on the communities in which we build. Enhancing education, supporting schools, offering work experience placements and providing STEM learning opportunities is a big part of what we do.
Jason added: “County Durham and its people mean a lot to us. Not only has BAM built numerous buildings in the region, but many of us live here and have family here.”
Mr Blackwood, Pastoral Manager for Year 11, was extremely happy with the donation and extended his thanks to BAM saying: “I can’t thank BAM enough for the generous donation to our Year 11 students.”
“The business course will help to further enhance the education of the students who are working extremely hard to gain the extra qualification on top of their other subjects.”
“The remainder of the money going to the Prom will be a real treat for the hard work they have put in.”
The construction site of the new school has been visited by students from other school and colleges in Hartlepool, giving them the rare opportunity to see a ‘live’ site in action.
The project is part of the Department for Education’s (DFE) North East Priority School Building Programme which BAM Construction is delivering, with a combined value of £67 million.