Safapac rewards science students at Sawtry Village Academy

Science students at Sawtry Village Academy have been rewarded for their hard work and performance as part of an ongoing partnership with chemicals manufacturer and packing specialist, Safapac.

Students at the school were presented with Amazon gift cards in recognition of their achievements in the sciences.

John Blaydes, technical director at Safapac, presented the awards to Lilly Lydiard, Lily Mayes, Jayden Whittaker, Lucy Martin, and Harry Neal during assembly. Yusuf Yeganeh, managing director of IT support firm Microbyte, also spoke to year 12 and 13 students about how he set up his business and his career path.

John said the business was pleased so many students were studying science at the academy:

“It’s good to see the sciences taken up by students and we are keen to nurture that eagerness to learn in any way we can. We’re happy to support Sawtry Village Academy and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Growing partnership

The awards to science students are part of a growing partnership between Safapac and Sawtry Village Academy, which dates back to 2017. The Peterborough-based business has also provided new scientific equipment and recently donated 15 new computers to help support science students at the school.

The netbooks will help support pupils studying science, particularly those on the BTEC Applied Science course, which includes regular assignment writing and research.

Michelle Garrod, faculty lead for science and sport, said:

“This injection of new technology to the science department is a massive boost to the hard-working and dedicated pupils who study A-level Sciences and Applied Science BTEC at SVA. It will definitely have a positive effect on our already outstanding outcomes at Key Stage 5.”