Grimsby’s Havelock Academy receives arts funding from local charity

A youth theatre based at Grimsby’s Havelock Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has received a generous donation to help with the costs of their production of Beauty and the Beast. 


Making a Difference Locally, a charity that helps support communities within the local area, has donated £500 to Havelock Academy after the school was nominated for the grant by Ramsden International, a wholesaler of British food, based in Grimsby.


The donation will help towards set hire and costume purchases for the spectacular production, which will be performed by members of the Havelock Youth Theatre.


Rebecca McLernon, Subject Leader of Performing Arts at Havelock Academy, said: “We are delighted to receive this kind donation from one of our local charities. With thanks to both Making a Difference Locally and Ramsden International, we can now ensure that our show is as visually spectacular as the acting, dancing and singing of our very talented and dedicated young students.” 


Emma Marshall, Deputy Principal at Havelock Academy, said: “At Havelock Academy, we actively encourage our students to deepen their engagement with the arts and we provide many platforms for them to build their confidence and showcase their talents. Our commitment to the arts and cultural education has been recognised nationally, as our school recently received the prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award.


“We are so proud of our students and the hard work they have put into our production of Beauty and the Beast. We are extremely thankful to both Making a Difference Locally and Ramsden International for their kind donation and continuous support.”


Our next Year 5 and 6 Taster Evening will be taking place from 5.00pm to 6.30pm on Thursday 13thSeptember. If you would like to find out more about life at Havelock Academy, please contact 01472 602 000 or email