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Innes England donates to local school to raise literacy standards

L-R: Tim Garratt, Chairman, Innes England; Rebecca Gittins, Headteacher, Welbeck Primary School; Matthew Hannah, MD, Innes England and two Welbeck pupils – Amanda and Haroon

Award-winning commercial property agency Innes England has donated money to a local primary school to fund enriching educational activities.

Innes England has donated £2000 to Welbeck Primary School in Nottingham as part of its commitment to raise literacy levels in the city.

The money will be used to fund 50 things to do at Welbeck challenge, which is part of the school’s Enrichment Programme and gives the children an opportunity to experience a range of activities, including visiting the Houses of Parliament, swimming 25 metres and sleeping in a tent.

As well as the financial donation, graduate surveyors from Innes England delivered a Children’s University programme earlier this year, giving year 5 and 6 pupils a taste of a career in building surveying.

Innes England – which has offices in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester – chose Welbeck Primary School to receive its support due to its close proximity to the company’s Nottingham office, after an introduction by a business associate.

Tim Garratt, Chairman at Innes England, said: “At our annual Market Insite event in February 2019, we announced that we had signed the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge which means we’re actively working to close the literacy gap.

“One of our guests at this event suggested we get in touch with Welbeck Primary School as it is practically on our doorstep.

“When we visited the school, we were very impressed with how hard the staff worked to inspire their pupils to be the best they could be.”

Matthew Hannah, Managing Director at Innes England, added: “We’re really pleased to be helping Welbeck Primary School. Our graduates enjoyed delivering the first ever Surveying Children’s University, and we hope that our donation will help provide some rewarding experiences for the pupils.”

Headteacher Rebecca Gittins added: “We are grateful to Innes England for their generosity. As an outstanding, inner city school we serve a diverse, multicultural community in the Meadows and high aspirations are at the heart of everything we do.

“Our Enrichment Programme is a key element in offering every child the very best education so they can succeed in later life, but it wouldn’t be possible without generous sponsorship from local businesses like Innes England.”

Find out more at: https://www.innes-england.com or join the conversation at @InnesEngland.