Pit­ting skills to good use

Staines Informer - - NEWS - Matt Strud­wick

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.

Gra­hame Larter Ref: EN161869

We did it! The chil­dren cel­e­brate with their friends from Imtech.

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