Actis teams up with modular classroom specialist to help an RAAC-affected school

Actis has teamed up with carbon neutral modular buildings specialist BGR Group to offer a free classroom to one of the hundreds of schools affected by the RAAC crisis.

The BGR Group has launched a competition to offer a free classroom to one of the schools worst affected following the discovery of RAAC in its buildings with Actis offering to supply the insulation element of the project free of charge.

BGR Group, which supplies its classrooms to numerous educational establishments across England, wanted to play a small part in helping schools get back on their feet after being forced to shut when RAAC was found in their buildings.

Its competition asks schools to outline the problems they are experiencing and how they are attempting to continue educating their pupils during the closures, with the classroom, including all the labour, going to the school pitching the most passionate bid for assistance.

Richard Burns, managing director of BGR Group, said: “Amidst the chaos of RAAC school closures and widespread disruption up and down the country, the situation does at least provide the education industry a unique opportunity.

“This is a shot at redemption in learning from prior mistakes and constructing even better educational facilities fit to inspire the high-skilled workers of the future,” he said.

Joe Glaze, area sales manager at Actis who is behind the offer of the free Hybris for the project, added: “When we heard that BGR Group wanted to donate a classroom to one of the many schools affected by the RAAC crisis we were delighted to be able to help. We hope that some of the children whose learning has yet again been disrupted – first by Covid and now by this – will have a slightly easier learning experience this time around.”

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