Woodland Grange furniture goes to school
The donation included four cube chairs, seven coffee tables, twelve high stools and seven sofas to the school, the majority of which is now being used in the school’s Sixth Form areas.
Rob Morey, senior assistant head teacher and head of Sixth Form, said:” The furniture has had a massive impact on the school. Not only do staff and students benefit from high quality furniture to match the high quality environment we have at North Leamington School, but in real terms it means that we can concentrate our limited budgets on supporting our students to get the very best outcomes in terms of their results, rather than spending a larger proportion of it on replacing worn out furniture or getting new furniture due to the increasing number of students we have on roll.”
Part of EEF Venues, Woodland Grange commissioned Coventry-based McCarthy Interiors, leading specialists in corporate refurbishment and space planning, to upgrade the venue’s lounge and bar areas. This included new flooring, lighting, décor and replacing existing furniture. This latest project follows just one year after EEF Venues made a £1 million capital investment in the refurbishment of bedrooms and bathrooms at the AIM gold accredited venue and donated its gym equipment to the school.
John Turpin, group operations manager for EEF Venues, said: ”We are delighted that the furniture has found a new home and that it is being put to good use locally. Always keenly aware of our responsibility to the local community, economy and to the environment, it is great when our ethos of reducing, reusing and recycling results in such a positive out-come.”
Under its sustainability policy, the venue also operates a robust food waste management system, with 100% of its food waste removed for anaerobic digestion locally and 90% of waste oils returned for recycling into bio-diesel.
Rob Morey said: “The team at Woodland Grange have been fantastic in not only offering the furniture, but in being true to their offer, then delivering it and providing the man power to locate it in our school for absolutely no charge whatsoever! I cannot tell you how grateful we are.”