Pitting skills to good use
THE company helping to transform the Olympic Stadium into a football ground for West Ham has built a giant sandpit at an Ashford school.
Volunteers from Imtech swapped their desks and laptops for spades, forks and rakes to help create a new sandpit for St Michael Catholic Primary School on Friday May 20.
Sheila Blackford, of Imtech, said: “It’s been a fantastic day all round. We’ve all really enjoyed it and it was particularly gratifying to see how happy the children were with their new sandpit. We’d also like to say a big thank you to our supply chain including BSS and Mr Plant [plant hire company], who have supported us to help make today a success and create Costa Del St Michael’s.”
The school scheme was identified as part of Business in the Community’s Give and Gain Day.
The annual event, which Imtech has taken part in for three years, brings together volunteers from local businesses with community groups, schools and charities to help make a difference.
The idea is to build skills and gain insight about the local community.
John Lane, headteacher at St Michael, said: “The team from Imtech have created an amazing sandpit for the children, turning a disused area of our playground into a usable space that we will get years of pleasure from. We thank you all for your help.”
Imtech was awarded a £25 million contract for electrical and plumbing work in the Olympic Stadium in 2013.
We did it! The children celebrate with their friends from Imtech.