Siemens Creates Mural at Rothwell Victoria School

  • Siemens Leeds team carries out school painting as part of Business in the Community project

Two teams from Siemens Mechanical Drives (MD) in Leeds have brightened up a classroom and created a mural for a local junior school.

Rothwell Victoria School teaches 141 pupils aged 7 to 11 and is one of the last junior schools in the Leeds area. The school was named after one of the now disused mine shafts, Victoria, situated just a few hundred metres away. The mine had originally been named after one of the mine owner’s daughters.

Siemens team leader Wendy Nicholson said the mural, which features a rainbow, was tricky to create, partly because it was in a narrow corridor, and also because, as she said: “We’re engineers rather than artists, but we designed it at our offices and then created it in a few hours while our other team was painting a large art room nearby.”

The mural was created by Wendy, along with company general manager Simon Nadin and engineer Adam France, while the large art classroom was painted in fresh new colours by team leader Michael Sharkey, Tony Sutcliffe and James Perigo.

The team hopes to return to the school later in the year to help tidy a woodland trail and dig over some school allotments.

Head teacher Pauline Ward was delighted with the mural and painting work: “We’re grateful to everyone at Siemens who helped out. It’s amazing how much can be done by a team of people. It’s really appreciated and we’re sure the children will enjoy the classroom and mural, too.”

PHOTO-CAPTION 1 (ref: 390): The Siemens team with pupils in front of the new mural at Rothwell Victoria School

PHOTO-CAPTION 2 (ref: 367): (l-r) James Perigo, Tony Sutcliffe and Michael Sharkey with pupils who will be using the newly painted artroom

For more information and photos please contact Bridget Summers on 01723 447424, email bridget@footprintpr.org.uk or Paul Addison on 07808 823011, email pauladdison@siemens.com

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Siemens plc

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 years ago and now employs around 13,520 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £3.2 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk

* Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/industry

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