Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, yesterday hosted its third education industry dinner dance in partnership with Kincorth Academy, raising more than £7,000.
The annual event is hosted by a different education and industry partnership, from the Aberdeen area, each year. The aim of the evening is to give school pupils the opportunity to organise a fundraising event from start to finish.
Continuing its 12-year partnership with Kincorth Academy, Petrofac supported the pupils by helping them to organise the dinner, sell tables and obtain auction and raffle items for the evening. The school’s fifth year pupils also wowed guests with their production of the stage musical, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. This is the third time that Petrofac has worked in conjunction with Kincorth Academy on this event, it was previously hosted by the partnership in 1999 and 2005.
The monies raised through from the event will help to fund a trip to Peru for the pupils to work with local street children. Money will also go to The Vine Trust, a charitable organisation that works internationally to bring opportunities, health and hope to disadvantaged and marginalised people.
Prizes for the raffle and auction were donated by local businesses and included a Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course, donated by Petrofac Training Services; a portrait sitting and viewing session from Aberdeen Photo and a week’s stay at a Florida Villa donated by Grampian Technical Services.
Grahame Whyte, Headmaster, Kincorth Academy, said: “It is an incredible achievement for the pupils to have organised such a successful evening. The experience they have gained from organising this dinner dance is something that has been of tremendous value in their development.”
Kenny Ferguson, UKCS maintenance & operations support director, Petrofac Offshore Engineering & Operations continued: “The pupils have shown great energy and enthusiasm in organising this event and the evening has exceeded all expectations. We aim to ensure the work we do with Kincorth Academy focuses on enhancing the learning experiences of the pupils. During the past 12 years we have worked together on many great projects and we look forward to working on many more in the future.”