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Builder’s cash boost to help develop the workforce of the future

Added on: 24th April, 2018 by Nicky_41515

Builder’s cash boost to help develop the workforce of the future

Neilston Primary School - STEM Activity Club

Last Updated:
Tue, 24 April 2018

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A regional builder has given a cash boost to a Neilston school to help them fund their new STEM activity club.

Persimmon Homes West Scotland, which has its headquarters in Garthamlock, donated £1,000 to the Neilston Primary School Parent Council through its Community Champions scheme. The builder chose the group to benefit from its monthly match-funded donation.

Members of the parent council are raising funds to buy equipment and resources for the STEM Activity Club to help create the workforce of the future. The club nurture skills that have value in the working environment through science, technology, engineering and maths.

Karen Rees, member of the Neilston Primary School Parent Council, said: “We really appreciate being selected to receive the Community Champions funding from Persimmon Homes.

“The money will go a long towards the funding of our new STEM activity club, a concept that we are using to help develop skills in our pupils that could potentially create problem solvers, inventors and architects for the future.”

The school, on the High Street in Neilston, currently has 288 pupils aged between 2 and 12 years of age all looking to achieve their true potential.

Doug Law, managing director at Persimmon Homes West Scotland, said: “Working in an industry with a shortage of skilled workers reinforces the need to stimulate practical skills that can be transferred in the workplace.

“We look forward to seeing what the future holds for the youngsters taking apart in the STEM activity club and we are delighted to be able to support them.”

Doug added that they receive many worthy applications every month, and urged charities who had not been successful to apply again.

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