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World Cup stadium contractor brings Soweto choir to Cheshire schools job

The UK firm building the 2010 World Cup final stadium in South Africa has sponsored a Soweto high school choir to sing in Cheshire.

Bam Construct paid the Matseliso High School choir’s hotel accommodation so it could visit Culcheth High School in Warrington, where the contractor is also working.

Warrington Borough Council had agreed to support a growing friendship between the schools by contributing to the visit but further funds were needed for accommodation.

Bam Construct north-west office construction director Ian Fleming said: “We are always keen to contribute to the communities in which we are working and this was a unique opportunity for our sponsorship of the accommodation to make a real difference both nationally and internationally.

“Apart from checking out the development of the new school in anticipation of a return visit, the choir sang at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral with hundreds of young people from across the region, as well as with the Halle Orchestra at a concert organised by the local education music service.

“The choir’s performance at the cathedral, which was incredibly uplifting, certainly made us proud to be part of this cultural exchange.”

As well as currently designing and building the new Culcheth High School for Warrington Borough Council, Bam is constructing the main football stadium in Johannesburg for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.