Local builders’ merchant, Spinks Building Supplies in Doncaster has donated bricks to Doncaster College and building materials to Tickhill Estfeld Primary School.

Students at Doncaster College will sharpen up their bricklaying skills thanks to a donation of around 2,000 bricks from Spinks Building Supplies, based in Doncaster.

The bricks will be used by the 15 students currently training towards their Level 2 Highways and Groundworks qualification.

Steve Broom, Course Lecturer/Assessor at Doncaster College, said: “We would like to thank Spinks for the donation. The bricks will be used by the highways and groundworks level 2 students, who will learn how to raise iron work to new road levels and also for constructing manholes in the highways.

"The level 2 bricklayers will be constructing small cavity wall building for the joinery students’ level 2 who will then learn how to construct roof rigs before working at high levels."

Lisa Williams, Marketing Manager at AE Spink, said: ‘We are delighted to offer Doncaster College bricks from our Doncaster branch, and support the next generation of construction workers. Hopefully, the donation will go some way to helping the students develop their skills as they train for a rewarding career in the industry."

Meanwhile, Tickhill Estfeld Primary School received materials, including crates, scaffolding boards, ropes, and tarpaulin, which will help it to get the process of building an outdoor learning area within its grounds started. The area will be used for den building, outdoor learning and other creative activities. 

Head of School, Amanda Painter, said, ‘We are incredibly grateful for the generous donation and support shown by Spinks.  This has given us a super start to the development of our outdoor learning area, and we are all excited to now get this project underway.'

Williams added: “At Spinks, we are committed to supporting good causes in the local areas that we work in.  We’re delighted to support this school project and we hope the children have many years of fun and learning outdoors in this new play area.”

This article was updated on 14 June 2021.