VX – the best sport you’ve never heard of!

DEANESTOR completes £1.5m bespoke furniture and fit out contract D

eanestor, one of the UK’s leading contract furniture specialists, completed a £1.5m contract to manufacture bespoke furniture and fit

out over 200 rooms for the first new secondary school to be built in Scotland in more than 25 years. Bertha Park High School in Perth is an entirely new £32.5m school built by

Robertson Construction, and delivered by hub East Central Scotland for Perth & Kinross Council. The school has capacity for up to 1,100 pupils to accommodate an expanding local population and was built as part of the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future programme. Deanestor supplied and fitted more than 8,000 items of equipment for the


mixed and inclusive sport that is also accessible to the disabled. It increases participation and gets non-sporty children involved. It’s

versatile, is suitable for all ages and abilities, and beginners can play at a fast pace in just ten minutes. It can be played as a team, singles or doubles, has had a massive impact in

schools across the UK and is spreading rapidly internationally. Sitting squarely in the National Curriculum, with discounts for education, it

ticks all your PE & Sport Premium boxes. VX emphasises honesty and integrity in sport. Schools use it in many ways, both in the curriculum and for after- school. It involves a massive amount of both aerobic and anaerobic fitness,– but the youngsters don’t realise how hard they are working. As Helen Mackenzie (Director of Sport for Ripon Schools) said: “VX – it’s got the lot!” 07790 351534 u01623 420041

project. It manufactured around 1,200 items of bespoke fixed and loose furniture across the school, which included 1,200m of shelving, 300m of worktops, 350 cabinets and over 150 purpose-designed seating booths for the learning plazas and other areas. Sensory equipment and furniture were also supplied by Deanestor for up to 35 children with special educational needs. Deanestor’s team fitted out the

entire school in a 22-week programme in areas such as science laboratories, food technology, café and social dining, ICT suite, art rooms, sports changing, design technology, break-out spaces, learning plaza, offices, reception and general classrooms.

The Education Resources Awards 2020 – Time to enter T

he Education Resources Awards 2020 are now open for entry and with 20 categories to select from, finding the right category for your

business couldn’t be easier! The ERA Awards are recognised by schools, colleges and universities

that seek to work with the best of the best in the education sector and winning an award can be an important gateway for making new business contacts and finding new supply channels. The trust and credibility that comes with winning or being shortlisted for an award can be a key influencer in a new customer's decision to choose you, giving a seal of approval to your activities and an indicator of quality for potential customers

Entering is easy to do - simply visit choose the category that best suits your business, then complete your submission keeping a close eye on the criteria requested and really demonstrate your business qualities.

uFor more information on how to enter please contact Chris Milton on 01622 474011

“The ERAs are the Gold Standard within the UK education suppliers’ sector. Don’t miss out on your chance to win the ultimate accolade” Patrick Hayes, Director BESA

Closing Date - 17th February 2020 44 January 2020 Sponsored by YPO, Rochester Bridge Trust and Maped-Helix, and

supported by BESA, nasen the NAHT & Education Today, The ERAs will help promote your company and brands to the wider education market placing your business in front of many new and existing customers, allowing you to demonstrate your total commitment to the education sector.

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