Last month Rivers Birtwell spent a week at Moulsecoomb School redecorating the tired looking computer room and giving it a much-needed facelift. The team that worked on the project even included an ex-pupil, Richard, whose daughter can be seen in the picture above.
Adam Sutton, Headteacher at the school added: “The refurbishment provided by Rivers Birtwell has enabled us to create a positive and exciting computing learning environment that would not otherwise have been possible due to the current financial challenges that schools face. We are immensely grateful to the team for their generous gift and hard work.”
We all know that school budgets have been cut nationwide, causing real problems for some schools, and with further cuts planned, projects like ours could become essential in order for schools to remain properly maintained. As Warren Carter, a Moulsecoomb Primary School governor and parent has said: “School budgets are being chipped away. It’s got to the point where it is national news, with headteachers complaining that they haven’t got enough money to deliver the education that all our children deserve. At our school we have lost nearly £200,000 in the last four years – with another £210,000 to follow.”
Rivers Birtwell are pleased to have been able to complete this project for Moulsecoomb Primary and are keen to build a long-term relationship with the school, as well as look to complete further projects like this within the local community.