Thursday February 22 2018

Second phase of makeover takes place at village primary school

The second phase of an ambitious project to rejuvenate a village school in South East Northumberland has been completed.

Second phase of makeover takes place at village primary school

Staff from the North Sea Link Interconnector project have once again given up their free time and purchased all of the materials needed to help decorate Cambois Primary School.

Work began at the tiny village school, which teaches just 66 pupils, in summer 2017 when North Sea Link redecorated the school’s main corridors.

Having seen the difference their efforts made to the staff and pupils, North Sea Link staff vowed to return to complete further renovations to the school.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have been invited back to Cambois Primary School,” said Sallyanne Barson, communications manager at North Sea Link.

“From our very first visit to the school back in 2016 when it hosted a community drop-in session for the North Sea Link Interconnector project team, we were blown away by the school’s community spirit and by the energy and dedication of its staff, who go above and beyond to enhance village life for the children.

“We wanted to help create an environment that would reflect this for the staff and pupils to enjoy.

“It’s fantastic to see the difference that just a few coats of paint and a few hours of our time has made. We hope that we will be able to continue to add benefit to the school as the Interconnector project progresses over the next few years.”

North Sea Link Interconnector is a joint project between Statnett and National Grid who are working together to construct an electricity link between Norway and the UK.  North Sea Link will connect the electricity systems of the two countries via high voltage subsea cables from Kvilldal in Norway to Blyth, with onshore infrastructure located at Cambois.

Passing through Norwegian and British waters, North Sea Link will be operational in 2021 and will be the longest subsea interconnector in the world.

Marianne Allan, head teacher at Cambois Primary School, said:

“On behalf of the staff and pupils at Cambois Primary School, I would once again like to thank all of the volunteers from North Sea Link for their hard work decorating the school.

“It means the world to us that North Sea Link has taken such an active interest in our school. The fresh paintwork has really brought the school to life and the children love it!”

To find out more about the North Sea Link Interconnector project, visit www.northsealink.com.

"Were absolutely delighted to have been invited back to Cambois Primary School."
Sallyanne Barson, Communications Manager at NSL

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