Kyrsty Beattie, Headteacher of Kingsfleet Primary School, Chloe Purcell, Corporate Affairs Officer for HPUK and Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs for HPUK celebrate with students.
29th March 2011
Kingsfleet Primary School, Felixstowe is celebrating a sizeable donation of £2,300 from the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) ‘Dock School Programme’.
HPH, the parent company of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited (‘HPUK’), owners of the Port of Felixstowe, run a the scheme through which schools close to an HPH Port receive financial assistance and enjoy close and mutually-beneficial relationships.
The donation is being used to fund improvements to the school’s playground, involving the addition of a climbing wall, giving the students the opportunity to interact in an interesting and stimulating environment, and encouraging them towards active and healthy futures.
The cheque was presented by Paul Davey, HPUK Head of Corporate Affairs at an assembly at Kingsfleet School on 28th March.
Mr Davey commented:
“The HPH Dock Schools Programme provides our ports with a mechanism to support local schools, and it allows the schools to benefit from links with one of the area’s biggest employers. We are committed to the community in which we do our business, and aim to ensure that, wherever possible, we can ‘do our bit’ to help that community prosper.”
Kyrsty Beattie, Headteacher at Kingsfleet Primary School commented:
“Firstly I would just like to say thank you on behalf of all the adults and children at Kingsfleet
The school has been working with the Suffolk Grounds service to create a visionary plan which is aimed at extending opportunities to promote children’s creative and imaginative development at play time. This funding will turn part of that plan into reality. This is an exciting time for us and we are very grateful for this support from Hutchison Port; helping us take a step forward towards our vision – thank you.”
A number of schools in Felixstowe have benefitted from the Dock School programme. Last year Grange Community Primary School used the Dock School money to build a science pond. Causton Junior School and Maidstone Infants School have all also benefitted in previous years.
Note to Editors:
For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel. No: +44 (0)1394 602063, Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943 or E-mail:
Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 50 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies.