When Reprotec Group won the NEPIC (North East Process Industries Cluster) Corporate Environmental Award in January, we were asked to nominate a school that would receive £2000 from the award sponsor, BOC Teesside, to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects within school.
On Wednesday 26th February, John Holmes, Managing Director of Reprotec Group, Rob Robson, Tonnage Accounts Manager at BOC and Philip Aldridge, CEO of NEPIC, presented the cheque of £2000 to Headteacher, Andrew O’Sullivan and pupils at Durham Johnston Comprehensive School.
Rob Robson, BOC, said: “Focus on our environment and the world around us has never been greater, and therefore BOC is delighted to support the NEPIC Schools’ and Corporate Environmental Award. BOC, as the UK’s leading industrial gases company, aims through its high-quality solutions, technologies and services to make its customers more successful and sustain and protect our planet. This year’s BOC’s environmental industrial award winner, Reprotec, has demonstrated a strong commitment to reducing their impact on the environment as well as developing innovative solutions to reduce waste. Reprotec’s donation of their prize money to the Durham Johnston School allows the students to continue their strong focus on environmental projects.”
John Holmes, MD, said: “We are very proud to have won the NEPIC Award and delighted to be able to support Durham Johnston in this way. While visiting the school we dropped in on a range of after-school STEM clubs and it was fantastic to see the enthusiasm and talent of the pupils. Durham Johnston is one of our local schools and we are hoping to continue to support the school in a range of ways.”
Andrew O’Sullivan, Headteacher, said: ‘’We are delighted to have been nominated by Reprotec and to receive such a significant donation. The award money will enable us to enhance our STEM provision by creating opportunities for our pupils to gain first-hand experience of current environmental issues, research and developments in the world of industry.”