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Humberside Police Night Challenge

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Richard Houlton at Hymers College

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Hymers College Leadership 4 Life

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Houlton Breast Care Unit Donation

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Hull Civic Society Certificate

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A Spring Concert - The City of Hull's Finest Young Musicians

Houlton continue to support the Rotary Club of Humberside Bursary Scheme 2015 Spring Concert. Our local Rotary Club has joined forces with the Hull Music Service to promote the musical talent of the young people of Hull and their bursary scheme through this concert at Hull City Hall. The concert has something for everyone's musical taste from classical to jazz and features The City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Brass Band, Symphonic Wind Band, Youth Jazz Band and Youth Percussion Ensemble.

Hull Civic Society - Corporate Member

Houlton were pleased to sign up as a Corporate Member of the Hull Civic Society in January 2015 after having supported the society and been proud to receive many 'Good Marks' for schemes over the years. From its inception in 1964, the Society has aimed to represent those who wish to make suggestions for improving the environment of our city – to make Hull a better place to live, work, play and invest.

Maths in Construction - Doing the Numbers

With the commencement of our £710k Bransholme Police Station Refurbishment scheme for Humberside Police, we approached the nearby Winifred Holtby Academy to discuss ways of engaging with local children to fulfil our YORbuild ESP (Employment Skills Plan) commitments. Our proposal was to provide a maths based workshop in 3 separate one hour sessions over a 3 week period titled “Maths in Construction” to 50 of their Year 9 students. These sessions were presented by Houlton’s Harry Miller assisted by Sue Turner-Bone, with each session having its own topic, guiding the students with the basics of understanding construction drawings, reading and taking dimensions with a scale rule, designing their own Youth Club and preparing and costing the Fit-Out of the Youth Club on a spreadsheet based Schedule of Work.

Harry, an Assistant Quantity Surveyor with Houlton Building & Maintenance Division commented “I was initially daunted by the prospect of returning to school as the teacher, but once the first session started the students engaged enthusiastically and I really enjoyed the experience.”

A class teachers said 'the experience the students had was something they will remember as they were allowed to see clearly how mathematics is used outside of school. A lot of students were not aware that maths is a big part of employment and that it is so vital to their future job prospects. The lessons themselves were very engaging for the students and allowed the teachers to develop activities around their lessons to reinforce the students understanding of how mathematics is used.'

Hull Families Project

Our latest challenge has been team working with Morgan Sindall, suppliers, supporters and volunteers on a two week makeover of Hull Families Project premises on Greenwood Avenue, Hull in support of Hull Esteem Consortium's charity of the year 2013 - The Smile Foundation. The Smile Foundation has been supporting the Hull Families Project for 14 months and the work that they deliver has an immense impact on families lives in our region. Houlton site manager Steve Cheesman was seconded to this project along with joiner Kayleigh Atkinson and bricklayer Mike Taylor who all proved that great things happen when people come together for a shared cause. Watch the project video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQX5z0h4q5w or see the ESTEEM GOOD NEWSletter in our downloads for further details http://houlton.co.uk/downloads

Leadership for Life Award

Main sponsor of the Leadership for Life Award Scheme 2013, organised by Hymers College, which took 18 young pupils from schools in Hull to Falbarrow Hall in the Lake District during their autumn half term. After an intensive Outward Bound training scheme they then formed three teams, two pupils from each of three schools, to plan and deliver a Community Project during the Easter Holiday of 2014. Other schools involved were Winifred Holtby Technical College, Sirius Academy and Andrew Marvell Business Enterprise College and the scheme is growing year on year and benefits an increasing number of young pupils from our City

A Good Day to Learn

As work progresses on the Goodwin Community College project, the Houlton team engaged with local students, Construction Skills College and The Goodwin Trust to arrange A Good Day to Learn. Young people from Winifred Holtby School were offered an opportunity with the help of Hull College and Houlton apprentices to learn brickwork and joinery from the experts as part of Houlton’s continuing CSR and its support to YORbuild. Rob Alexander, Assistant Head of Department at Winifred Holtby, said: “This event fits perfectly with our on-going drive to seek out the best possible future career paths for our pupils. The kids were really excited about the day and couldn’t wait to show the city what they have to offer in terms of commitment and enthusiasm.”

Friends of Ferens

As well as being a close family, we’re also proud of the close friends we have made over the years. One such relationship is with the prestigious Ferens Art Gallery in Hull and we are delighted to be the sponsors of the regular Friends of the Ferens newsletter.

Night Challenge

Houlton also supports the ‘Night Challenge’ As part of our commitment to the YORbuild Humberside Police Maintenance Contract, we supported the annual Police ‘Night Challenge’ by providing temporary toilets and lighting facilities. A total of 150 youngsters, aged between 13 and 17 from across the Humberside Police area took part in the overnight 13 mile hike challenge in total darkness! The aim is to offer adventure away from illegal pursuits young people can be influenced by.

Open Schools Programme

Houlton has helped local schools dig deep for future success and has given support to Chiltern, Neasden and Thoresby primary schools as they planted the seeds that will see them become flagships for a national initiative putting gardening at the heart of education. Of the £500 donation to the Open Schools Programme, Richard Houlton, Chairman of Houlton, said: “We are delighted to offer this support to engage young people, especially those hit hardest by increasingly difficult economic circumstances.”

Annual Company Supported Charity

The Company has a strong commitment to supporting local charities and our employee nominated annual charity this year is 'Life for a Kid' and 'Kidney Research'.

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