July 13, 2024

School cooking up a treat thanks to building contractors

Children at a Mid Wales primary school can now dish up culinary delights in a new food technology room that was fitted out for free by a building firm and its sub-contractors.

Pave Aways has transformed a former staff room at the Montgomery Church in Wales School, which has been certified for use by Powys County Council for food technology lessons.

Quantity surveyor Khalida Besong redesigned the room to create a teaching space for children where they can learn about nutrition and food preparation and try their hand at cooking and baking.

The work was carried out by Pave Aways and a number of sub contractors that have worked on its contracts in Mid Wales including Ian Jones Electrical, SPD Decorators, M Bufton Plumbing & Heating Services Ltd, Alan Ball Flooring and Celt Installations.

As a reward for those involved who gave their services for free, the school hosted a special thank you tea party with children cooking up tasty treats in the food tech room.

Head teacher Anna Griggs said: “The new room has been a fantastic resource already and has been brilliant for well-being. We did a jubilee afternoon tea for parents and the children have loved learning some cooking skills.

“We are so grateful to everyone who helped create this room as it will be a huge benefit to the school in the years ahead.”

Pave Aways managing director Steven Owen added: “It has been great to see the use that the school has already had from the new food tech room. We’re committed to supporting the communities where we work and this is exactly the kind of project we love to get involved with where we can make a tangible difference.”