Durham Johnston School has been presented with a cheque for £2000 donated by Reprotec Group on behalf of Sabic UK Petrochemicals.
The prize is part of Reprotec’s award of ‘Small-Medium Size Business of the Year 2019’ by the Process Industry’s organisation, North East Process Industries Cluster (NEPIC).
Headteacher, Mr O’Sullivan, staff and pupils were delighted by the donation towards a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project.
There are many ways that the school can put the money to good use, for example, the school’s Environmental Club, Primary Maths links and Sixth Form Industrial visits.
John Holmes, MD of Reprotec Group, said:
“We are very pleased that our win has brought benefits to our local school.”
NEPIC communications manager, Louise Gwynne-Jones, added:
“The NEPIC awards celebrate industry’s best companies and brightest talent from across the North East. However, the real magic happens when our winning companies engage with their nominated schools and provide vital support to promote STEM education and careers in industry.
“The success of our industry relies heavily on inspiring and attracting the workforce of the future. As a organisation, we are proud to have donated more than £250,000 to local schools through these awards over the past 13 years – and facilitated vital links between many schools and local companies.”
“Having witnessed the passion and enthusiasm in the room during the presentation meeting, we’re sure great things will come for this new partnership between Durham Johnston School and Reprotec and we’re very excited to be involved.”
By Reprotec UK