Local businesses donate to enhance Academy learning
All Saints’ Academy’s Design Technology Department is benefitting from the strong relationships it has forged with local industry companies.
Generous businesses throughout Gloucestershire will provide materials and resources along with their industry skills and knowledge to aid in the Academy’s student learning experience.
Roderick of Ball’s Grinding, Paul Bence and his team at Bence Building Merchants, Warren Ironside of Plastim and S & T Sheds will donate quality metal, timber and plastic which will enable the students to develop real-world engineering, construction, product design and design technology skills. EDF Energy and GE aviation also support the design technology department with their industry skills.
Mr Ball, Head of Engineering and Construction at All Saints’ said “It is so exciting to be able to plan fantastic classroom projects for Years 7 to 13 with these on-going donations. It warms my heart that they care about our community and want to accelerate our progress. All Saints’ Academy is a non-selective faith school and we are climbing up the performance tables. With help from local businesses, we can only go higher. Thank you Ball’s Grinding, Bence Builders Merchants, Plastim and S & T Sheds. We appreciate everything you do.”
In addition, other local businesses, including Spirax Sarco, Renishaw and TBooth, kindly donated their time to inspire students further at the Academy’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (S.T.E.M) event on Wednesday 14th November.