A CHESHIRE Nissan dealership has donated two vehicles to help provide training to pupils at a vocational school.
The Bridge School in Halton is a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) that supports students, families and schools in the local area. The Bridge @ 37 is a new development at the school for key stage four pupils.
Students can access vocational subjects including mechanics, construction, painting & decorating and hair & beauty and can achieve an NCFE in Occupational Studies for the Workplace.
The mechanics course proved to be very popular and as a result, the budget for equipment was stretched. Chris Morley, who teaches the course, appealed to dealerships in the area for unused cars and scrap materials for the pupils to use.
Steven Anthony, sales manager at Bristol Street Motors Widnes Nissan, decided to get involved.
He said: ‘My team and I are great believers that community support is extremely important, and we actively look for worthwhile causes and different ways that we can get involved.
‘Some of our service vehicles get to the stage where they naturally need to be scrapped, so when Chris approached us to ask if we could donate anything, we were more than happy to help. The cars will provide the students with invaluable training in a workshop environment and we are delighted that we have arranged to continue to support the school with a steady supply of cars.’
Chris Morley said: ‘Our pupils really the enjoy hands-on elements of the vocational courses that we provide but it’s essential that they train on up-to-date equipment, so we are very grateful for Bristol Street Motors Widnes Nissan’s involvement.’
Our picture shows two students from The Bridge with mentors Courtney Fry and Chris Morley. Also in the shot are Steven Anthony, sales manager at Bristol Street Motors Widnes Nissan and Gemma Hudson, a sales executive at the dealership.