Faiveley Transport has donated the proceeds from its annual dinner event to help set up the Observatory School’s new engineering workshop.
Based on the site of the Bidston Observatory, its Deputy Head of the Observatory School, Greg Chiswell, said, “Our pupils at The Observatory School all have statements for social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Over the last three years the progress they have made has been exceptional. We have established excellence in many of the curriculum areas which we deliver, with one of our emerging areas being our vocational package in engineering.”
The French owned company, Faiveley Transport, which has a large engineering plant based at Twelve Quays in Birkenhead, entered into the partnership with the Observatory School to help shape, support and create the new generation of engineers.
They have initially donated £1,430 to the school, but above and beyond that, its Managing Director, Ian Dolman has offered his personal time and experience, along with that of his staff, to help the school in setting up the new department.
Greg Chiswell added, “Financial investment is always fantastic, however, the partnership which we have forged with such a prestigious company as Faiveley Transport will make a difference to the aspirations and achievement of our pupils for years to come.”
The new engineering workshop will be opening in September 2014, when it is hoped the courses will put students in the best possible position to apply for engineering courses and jobs in the future.
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