A fresh coat for a fresh start at Compass School Belton

ScanTech Offshore demonstrates its commitment to corporate social responsibility by volunteering at a local school to assist with its library renovations.

On 20 December, colleagues from ScanTech’s Great Yarmouth site, UK, gave up their time to volunteer at Compass School Belton, where  team members Amy Green, David Walker, David Straton, Tim Pembroke, Jamie Scott, Bradley Buck, Katy Parker and Rhiann Faulkes offered their support. 

Compass School based in Norfolk, UK, primarily provides education and support to young people who have been permanently excluded from school, covering children in reception through to year 11 (age 5 to 16) who have no mainstream school place. Pupils are at the centre of everything they do and they believe that every child is capable of great things and has the right to an excellent education.

To help keep the premises a welcoming space for its pupils, the school required some support in refurbishing its library to help inject some colour into the space, and give it a much-needed freshen up. ScanTech colleagues were eager to offer their help in the school’s renovations and organised a date to join together in the library to conduct the required work. The team of volunteers got involved in painting and freshening up the rooms furnishings.

Comment from Rhiann Faulkes, Business Systems Manager says “It was a pleasure for all of us to be able to give back to the community we live in and knowingly make a difference. The Compass School is an incredible place that helps some of the most vulnerable young people get back on their feet and able to enjoy an education.”

Compass school room view - before

Compass School room view - before

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Team hard at work 

Compass school room view - after

Compass School room view - after 


A fresh coat for a fresh start 

James Moss, Assistant Head Teacher at Compass School said “We had some lovely volunteers from ScanTech come and paint our old and tired ICT room. It was a space that needed some love and we at Compass Belton, had a vision to turn it into a library space to promote reading for our vulnerable cohort.

Compass Belton is a specialist provision for young people with significant social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. Amy, Katy, Tim, David W, David S, Jamie, Bradley and Rhiann were all amazing, and our staff and pupils are excited for our new space. Our CEO will be coming to open the library on the 31 January where pupils and staff will be able to loan books out of school and enjoy a quiet and containing space for reading time. A huge thank you to the volunteers from us all at Compass Belton.”