Firms help out Catcote School with donation of overalls

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STUDENTS look smarter thanks to a generous donation of 120 pairs of overalls.

Catcote Specialist Business and Enterprise College, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, is a school for students with special educational needs and it has taken delivery of the donation from Redhall Engineering and Huntsman.

Tony Jester, speaking on behalf of Redhall and Huntsman, said they were delighted to help out a Hartlepool school by donating a useful resource.

Mr Jester said: “Students at the college are putting the unwanted coveralls to good use by giving them a new lease of life and, at the same time, it is helping us in our recycling efforts.”

The school also operates Catcote Futures, which is a provision for learners over the age of 19 with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.

There are currently 35 learners enrolled up to the age of 25.

Catcote has been praised by Ofsted for outstanding work in the promotion of healthy lifestyles, the contribution of students to the wider community, and the development of skills that contribute to the students’ future economic security and the sense of feeling safe and secure at school.

The school provides secondary education for 111 students with moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.

It also has a 30 place unit for learners with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.