Tarmac spreads festive cheer to local schools

December 22, 2020

Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Plant spread some festive spirit in the local area by delivering Christmas trees to local schools.

The trees were delivered to seven local primary schools at the end of November, along with tree lights and sweets for the children.

Tim Hotchin, production manager at Barnstone said: “It was a real pleasure to be able to do something practical and positive for the children and staff at these schools.

“They are all within a few miles of our cement plant, where we have also started to get into the Christmas mood with a tree on our tallest silo and outside the front of the site.”

Schools to benefit from the donation were Langar Primary School, Orston Primary School, Cropwell Bishop Primary School, Hose Primary School, Harby Primary School, East Bridgford Primary School and Elston Primary School.

Commenting on the donation Nikki Crosby, acting head teacher at Orston Primary said: “In the current climate, we are working really hard to make Christmas as special as possible for our children and families. It has been a very long time since we have been lucky enough to have a real Christmas tree and we are so grateful to Tarmac’s Barnstone Plant team for the beautiful tree and lights that were delivered. Seeing the children’s faces was an absolute joy. The sweets for all children in school was an extra special touch and we cannot thank them enough.”

Emily Brown, head teacher of Langar Primary School said: “What a treat to receive the gift of a Christmas tree from Tarmac! Like all schools, we have been under so much pressure and stress throughout the pandemic and our sole mission has been maintaining a sense of normality for the children. The Christmas tree was up in time for our virtual pantomime and the sweets were enjoyed by all following the performance.”

Tim Hotchin added: “We would like to wish all our neighbours a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.”