Corby firm gives schools aboost

Young footballers at Lodge Park Technology College, Corby, show off the kit paid for by RS Components in the town

Young footballers at Lodge Park Technology College, Corby, show off the kit paid for by RS Components in the town

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A Corby firm has helped three schools in the town fund special projects.

RS Components in Birchington Road has split £1,500 between Lodge Park Technology College, Corby Business Academy and The Kingswood School.

The £500 given to Lodge Park has enabled it to buy some much-needed football kits for two of its teams.

Kingswood School is using the £500 donation towards its rewards programme, which recognises excellent attendance, outstanding effort and good performance.

Corby Business Academy spent the donation on the registration fee for the Young Enterprise Programme. The academy supported two groups, one from its designated specialist provision and the other from its 6th form business group.

Alison Hayes, acting headteacher at Lodge Park Technology College in Shetland Way, said: “We have been lucky enough to benefit from donations from RS in the past, each one as invaluable as the last. The money we have been given this year has paid for football kits for two teams giving them both a real boost. The players have worked really hard and the Year 7 squad has reached the local schools final this year. To be able to walk onto the pitch with smart, matching kit makes each player feel like a winner.”

RS has a long tradition of giving financial assistance to Corby schools through its support of the Young Enterprise programme and any additional funds available have been allocated to those schools that have taken part in the scheme.

Jill Coles, head of human resources at RS comments, said: “We really value the Young Enterprise programme as it presents real-life business situations to students who are mentored by those working in industry. Any remaining budget is allocated to a number of local schools to fund student-led activities during term time. It’s rewarding for us to see how beneficial these funds are and we are thrilled with the difference it has made to each school.”

Students from Lodge Park wore their new football kit at the final match of the season on Tuesday and won 3-0.