Investec continues Amherst Primary School partnership for 3 more years

May 10th, 2013 by Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited

Investec Specialist Bank will continue to partner with Amherst Primary School for a further three years.

The bank began working with the school in 2010 and has been voted by staff as its charity of choice until 2015.

“We were looking to partner with a local charity or school that fulfilled our core values of focusing on making an unselfish contribution to society, particularly in the areas of education, entrepreneurship and the environment,” said Stephen Henry, head of Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited.

“Investec encourages its staff to volunteer in the community.”

“We provide each member with at least one day per year to contribute to the school,” he said.

“It’s not only about the financial contribution the bank makes, it’s also about the help and time Investec can provide.”

“Our staff offer a variety of their skills both in the classroom and the school’s extracurricular activities,” Mr Henry said.

“We have decided to continue this partnership not only because staff continue to gain from their experiences of helping the children, but the progress we have seen some of the youngsters make in the activities and programmes that we have been a part of over the past three years.”

“We want to be part of this development for the next three years too,’ he said.

investec employees tidy up Amherst Primary School sensory garden (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Investec employees tidy up Amherst Primary School sensory garden (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Staff at Investec have helped with Christmas Craft Week, the school’s netball, football, rugby, cricket and gardening clubs and the Big Talk initiative to encourage children to increase their vocabulary, knowledge through talking and develop confidence.

One of the most successful initiatives has been the boys reading club as the past few years saw a national decline in the standards of boys reading and this was an area that the school and Investec felt it could make a difference.

The scheme has been very positive and was recognised in the Mulkerrin Primary Review issued in April 2012.

“We are very grateful to Investec for the financial contribution and more than 250 hours of volunteering over the past three years.”

“We are absolutely delighted that Investec wants to partner with us for a further three years as the school has developed a fantastic relationship with the staff and we look forward to being able to provide further initiatives with the support of the bank,’ said Tracey Moore, Amherst Primary School headteacher.

 

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