Buy a brick scheme set to build firm educational foundations in Rotherham
Maltby Learning Trust is asking for support from businesses, the local community and ex pupils of Maltby Grammar School, Maltby Secondary Modern, Maltby Community School and Maltby Academy.
The Trust is launching a ‘Buy a Brick’ fundraising affiliation scheme.
The re-purposing of the building will create a mixed use, flexible complex providing a new Sixth Form centre, a facility that will support training and lifelong learning courses, bookable workspaces meetings and training rooms.
Maltby Learning Trust accessed Levelling Up Funding to refurbish the old building and will use funds raised from the buy a brick scheme to go towards a local heritage project to be showcased in the building.
David Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Maltby Learning Trust, said: “Progress on redeveloping the old Maltby Grammar School is coming along well, and we are thrilled that we’ll be officially opening the multipurpose space this year.
“Our fundraising appeal is asking our alumni, those who attended lessons in the former Maltby Grammar School under any of its guises including Maltby Secondary Modern, Maltby Community School and Maltby Academy, and local businesses and community members to support the project by sponsoring a brick in the wall.
“The sponsored bricks, with a personalised brick face will be engraved with the donors name and dates of attendance (where appropriate) that will form a part of the new building and will be the building blocks to create a fantastic community resource.”
The building refurbishment includes a new entrance piazza and heart space and will be served by a coffee shop for use by the building users and the public. The heart space will be available as a general social meeting place, an exhibition space, a performance area, or a large meeting/presentation space.
“This project will transform a building that is important to the local community’s heritage and a valuable part of the public realm,” added Mr Sutton.
The bricks will cost £40 each and will be used to create a wall on the new entrance piazza into the building.
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The project is part of a £20 million pound investment secured by Rotherham Council to help improve the leisure economy and skills in Rotherham.
Other attractions also benefiting from the Levelling Up funding include Wentworth Woodhouse, Thrybergh Country Park, Rother Valley Country Park, Magna and Skills Street at Gulliver’s Valley.