This local firm has stepped in to help transform a North Yorkshire School

This local firm has stepped in to help transform a North Yorkshire School

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British Gypsum has contributed to the refurbishment of the library at Sherburn Hungate School in Sherburn-in-Elmet with a donation of £5,000 (Image: British Plaster)

A LOCAL company has stepped in to help transform a North Yorkshire school’s library.

British Gypsum, which manufactures plasterboard, coving and accessories at its Sherburn factory in Elmet, has made a donation of £5,000 to Sherburn Hungate Primary School.

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The donation has enabled the school to invest in new books for its library and to offer a wider range of reading materials for students aged 5-11.

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Sherburn Hungate Primary School is currently one of two schools in Sherburn-in-Elmet and in 2021 the school underwent a significant expansion to accommodate up to 450 pupils.

British Gypsum has worked with the school for a number of years, volunteering and providing donations to support its growth. Most recently, they created a space for students to explore nature and transformed an unusable area into a natural sensory garden.

York Press: A student uses the new library

York Press: A student uses the new library

A student uses the new library (Image: British Plaster)

Martyn Broom, School Principal at Sherburn Hungate, said: “British Gypsum has been of great support to us over the last few years, helping us with donations and manpower to provide our young people with an excellent education. The recent donation of £5000 has had an incredible impact on our students.

“By investing in quality reading material, we have made our brand new library a wonderful learning opportunity for all children. British Gypsum has had a major impact on children’s reading appetite and for that we will forever be grateful.”

York Press: Students enjoy the library

York Press: Students enjoy the library

Students enjoy the library (Image: British Plaster)

John Day, Plant Manager at British Gypsum’s Sherburn site, said: “We are delighted to have contributed to a better learning experience for children in the Sherburn community and hope this will encourage them to read more – not only during their school years, but also during their free time at school as well.

“We aim to be good neighbors to the people who live near our manufacturing facilities and it is important to us to leave a positive legacy, now and for future generations. We are passionate about investing in our local communities and will continue to support Sherburn Hungate Primary School as it grows.”

York Press: The New Library

York Press: The New Library

The new library (Image: British Plaster)

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