Glasgow construction business provides pupils with essential items

City Building apprentices with pupils at St Roch’s

CITY Building has pledged to provide every pupil moving into their first year in Springburn Academy and St Roch’s Secondary School with a stationary pack to support their education.

The construction firm revealed it worked with Glasgow City Council’s financial inclusion team to identify how to best support young people in the north east of the city. The project, expected to cost upwards of £8,000, will provide pupils with essential items such as calculators, geometry sets, note pads, pens, and pencils. The items will come in a drawstring gym bag made from recycled materials.

Stephen Stone, St Roch’s headteacher, said, “I know that our families will be very grateful for the support and the stationary packs will be used extensively by the young people. The back-to-school costs all add up so any additional help for our school community is gratefully received.”

Funding for the project comes from City Building’s annual charity golf competition, where the firm’s suppliers and stakeholders come together to enjoy a round of golf and support their local community.

Alan Burns, executive director at City Building, added, “Every child deserves an equal shot at an education. I am proud that City Building is supporting local young people to flourish through their donation of stationery. I would like to wish the new first-year intake the very best of luck with their school year. Work hard, have fun and enjoy!”