Encouraging cookery classes

People at Howdens like to encourage many types of education - whether it's in schools, colleges or local projects...

Mounton House School in Cheapstow, Wales

Mounton House School in Cheapstow offers specialist support for boys aged 11-16 who find mainstream schooling difficult. Cookery is a particularly popular subject, so when the school needed a new kitchen, it was high on the priority list.

Head teacher Paul Absolom asked Chi Martin, depot manager at Howdens in Chepstow for help, and she arranged for the company to supply a brand new kitchen. The school financed just less than half the project and Howdens provided the rest.