Woodland adventure path for Newman School

by | 12 October 2017 | Rotary, Rotherham

An intricate Woodland Adventure Path for Newman School has been completed in just three weeks by a group of determined volunteers.

A fantastic team featuring Sitwell Rotary, Eurovia, Fortem, Ray Matthews and caretaker John from Newman School have all pulled the stops out and worked hard to achieve the goal of building a special path full of adventure, as well as a playground to entertain the very deserving children of Newman School.

The Mayor Eve-Rose Keenan opened the £75,000 project to the children on Tuesday 12th September. Everyone worked extremely well together showing that teamwork is essential when tackling large scale projects like this one. Now all who take to the path and playground can enjoy the ultimate adventure right on their doorstep.

Tom Knight, of Rotherham Sitwell Rotary, said: “It has been brilliant working together with everyone, we really did get on well together, I would like to thank Eurovia and Fortem on behalf of Sitwell Rotary for their help with this project, we couldn’t have done it without them, it shows that when communities work together we can achieve great things and this is indeed a great thing we have achieved.”

Christine Wilson, a Fortem Management Trainee working on the project said: “Getting involved in the building of the path at Newman School has been a very rewarding and fulfilling experience for the management trainees of Fortem. We have all been taken out of our comfort zone, got stuck in and the whole team has worked together wonderfully. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege and we hope the path brings the outdoors a little closer to all the pupils at Newman for many years to come.”

Bob Sutton, Operations Manager for Eurovia Contracting said: “This project demonstrates how businesses and other organisations can work well together to deliver such a successful community project, that will benefit the students of Newman School and we are pleased to have been involved. Our thanks go to our Supply Chain Partners for their valuable input and donations of materials, plant machinery and labour, without whose help this project would not have been possible. We now look forward to seeing the children have the opportunity to enjoy their outdoor woodland experience.”