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Sawtry Village Academy awards in association with Safapac

Photography courtesy of Chris Lowndes


Science students at Sawtry 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, Lilly 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.”

The awards to science students are part of a growing partnership between Safapac and Sawtry 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-levels Sciences and Applied Science BTEC at SVA. It will definitely have a positive effect on our already outstanding outcomes at Key Stage 5.”

About Safapac

Safapac is a leading contract manufacturer and packer of specialty chemicals, operating from a purpose-built facility near Peterborough. This is fully equipped to handle a wide range of products including hazardous materials.

Established in 1996 and highly qualified, Safapac prides itself on the quality, integrity and traceability of its products, formulating and packing them to the highest standards.

To achieve these standards, manufacturing chemists oversee all production to ensure compliance with ECPA guidelines, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards. Safapac also has a manufacturing licence issued by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), which is an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.