Port Containers Given New Lease Of Life In The Community

Cambois Primary School and their Container

The latest phase of the Port’s scheme to make use of shipping containers that are no longer in active use a sea has seen them delivered to several local schools in recent weeks.

The Port’s popular ‘Containers for the Community’ project has enabled both Newsham Primary School and Cambois Primary School to create much needed clean, dry and secure storage spaces to support their activities.

Whilst Newsham Primary School are to use their container as the base for a cycling project to encourage healthy living in their pupils, Cambois Primary School are now preparing use theirs to support a thriving garden area at the school.

Marianne Allen, Head teacher at Cambois Primary School, said: “This project is a fantastic way for the Port to support the community. I would like to say a big thank you to the Port of Blyth for their continued support and the donation of the container which we are using for our Forest School. This will enable us to keep our tools and equipment safe and secure.”

Having worked with paint contractors F. Southern and hauliers Lubbers Logistics Group, the containers have been given a fresh look with a spring clean and a coat of paint and delivered to the recipients of the scheme. Potts Print UK provided print support for the project.

Tom Chaplin, PR & Communications Manager of Port of Blyth said: “We’re delighted that this latest phase of the ‘Containers in the Community’ scheme will support worthy causes in the local area. As a Trust Port, offering support to the community living and working around is vital and we’re especially pleased that this particular scheme is helping young people in Blyth.”