Gloucester House in Stockton is showing its support to grass-roots sport by sponsoring new kits for the school teams at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Billingham.
Gloucester House, a grade II listed building based on Church Road in Stockton, provides serviced offices to a range of local businesses.
Following a £1m investment in the building, owner Jeff Highfield aims to support the local community and its future leaders, to help keep the regions talent within the area for the foreseeable future.
“We want to support businesses and also to provide opportunities to young people, where possible, to sustain and develop the area,” he said.
The primary school provides as many opportunities as possible for their pupils, with the aim that their learners are equipped with the knowledge to be able to lead a fit and active life. To support their aims, St.Paul’s encourage sport throughout their curriculum from table tennis, to hula hooping to football. As well as after school activities including ballroom dancing and martial arts.
St.Paul’s have achieved great success with all of their football teams, with both their boys and girls teams this year making it through to the Stockton Schools Final Competition, one team is currently unbeaten in their league.
The school’s PE teacher Sharon Tattersdill added: “We were in need of new kits desperately and the children are so excited to wear them.”
“The children are going to be very proud to wear them and the way they feel will enhance their performance and also their team spirit. We are now eagerly awaiting our next game.”