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Nigel Pay | Curriculum and Extended Opportunities

No challenge seems to be too big for Nigel

Nigel Pay owns a courier service that serves the entire stretch of UK. He is a well-connected chap who gives a serious amount of time and energy. He has previously chaired Plymouth based network groups and often volunteers to raise money for local charities. 

He cares deeply about supporting schools to better serve their communities and is an advocate of the 'Can Do' mindset that is required to turn challenges into opportunities. 

Nigel has kindly supported many Mayflower projects such as, Design and Technology study trips to Drakes Island, enhancing whole school reading resources, connecting staff, parents and pupils to business experts and general lifting, shifting and couriering of resources.

Nigel has also worked with Headteacher, David Sammels and Deputy Headteacher, Helen Jennings, to support other LAT Schools to get projects off the ground. He has created large amounts of both funding and support and has been hugely influential in supporting our pioneering project, led by YGS Landscapes, to create Plymouth's first ever, 'My Wacky Forest'

"I'm not one for self gratification. In short, I am able to help as I have the time, energy and commitment and really understand how these small things help you, your school and the children".

Nigel Pay

Nigel has introduced Mayflower to a huge number of other supporters. Here are just some of the businesses and people who supported us with the 'My Wacky Forest' project at Mount Wise Community Primary. 

Drew & Co

A local company who have provided a significant amount of funding. Every project needs cash as well as goodwill, and Drew & Co have kindly offered us both. Their support has been huge for us to move this project forward.  

Nigel Pay
Grapevine - The Transport Company (gave more time on site than anyone). Co-ordinated the project onsite and brought in more materials, funding and support than we could ever have imagined. A self selected project Manager with a heart of gold. With his constant Can Do outlook on life, there doesn't seem to be anything that Nigel can't sort. This especially relates to networking support and transporting materials to and from any destination.  

Steve Warren-Brown and YGS Team 

YGS Landscapes. Steve was the vision. He gave his expertise to begin creating Plymouth's first ever Micro Forest. We are proud that he chose Mount Wise Community School. Steve continuously provided free skilled labour, funding, equipment and materials. His support was beyond our expectation. A kind leader of a local company and one with a plan to improve both the environment, but also our community learning spaces. 

Dave Barrett

Tamar Fresh Saltash. A kind and generous chap who supported Mount Wise by providing labour and financial support. Without Dave and his team - we might not have got this project off the ground. 

Jimmy the Digger Driver

A 76 Year old gentleman with a big heart. Jimmy dug all day everyday and just so that he could give back his time and expertise to help Mount Wise children. What a guy!

Adam Short

Big Skips. Big Skips can lift and shift anything, and they did and at a minutes notice. They have been with us throughout. Such tremendous support.


Tony Richards, Kurt and Will

Core Plumbing Solutions. These chaps gave their time and moved rubble, soil and chopped wood. They did all this with a smile. We are very grateful indeed.

Chris Bentley, Shek and Ramaz

Man Mountains from Plymouth Albion Rugby Club who gave up their time to lift and shift. They made light work of sheds, chipping, cleaning land and lifting our spirits. We wish we could have them with us in class everyday. True hero to our pupils. 

Duncan Baldie

Premises Lead for The Learning Academies Trust. He signalled, shifted earth and ordered materials. A true critical friend of Mount Wise. Nothing would move ahead without Duncan liaising with our Trust, getting permission for work to begin and finding a way to deliver even during the busiest of days. 

John Elliot - CBL Digger Hire

Without CBL we would still be shovelling earth now. John and his team have been kind beyond words. 


Andy Botterill and Team

Millfields Inspired - A Social Enterprise group who provided so much support, sponsorship and expertise. Without them, we would certainly not have had the same level of investment.