Our team at Barlby Primary School have been truly living our Mace values and working closely with our partners to support the local school community and families during this challenging time.
Since starting the project in late summer 2019, the project team, school children and teachers have seen a whirlwind of change. Channelling our positive Mace spirit, throughout the project our team have been working closely with the school to go above and beyond from building fences for wild gardens, hosting school assemblies to running road safety days complete with HGV for the kids to sit in.
But in the face of lockdown, our regular community support had to change. The lockdowns in the UK have had a big impact on families – many having to home-school and some parents unable to attend work. So, our team and contractors have regularly been donating food and cleaning products to local foodbanks and volunteering in community kitchens. To ensure social distancing, we’ve also partnered with the local foodbank to create an Amazon wish list for contact-free donations.
However, in the current lockdown, the school faced another tough challenge. Many families did not have the technology in place to support their children’s home-schooling. With the support of our contractors and suppliers, Mace were able to donate 35 laptops to the school to ensure children weren’t missing out on learning and virtual classes. Our contributing sub-contractors includes: E Poole Ltd, Phoenix ME Ltd, Arc Group, Arc Construction Ltd, EPS Site Solutions Ltd, Lesterose Builders Ltd, Swift Crafted Ltd, Delta Fabrications, Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium Ltd and Realtime Civil Engineering Ltd.
Forming part of the Southern Construction Framework (SCF), the project will see us create a new school building and special educational needs building and playground, due for completion later this year.