Did you know that we also make school uniforms?
Dilworth is a fully-funded boarding school created by James Dilworth, who immigrated to New Zealand from Northern Ireland in 1839. A businessman and property developer he prospered and left his estate to establish a school in 1894, Dilworth Ulster Institute.
As stated in James’ will, Dilworth Ulster Institute was to provide for “orphans, the sons of widows and the sons of persons of good character, of any race, and in straitened circumstances with such maintenance, education and training as to enable them to become good and useful members of society.” Now known as Dilworth School, it has grown to be the largest boarding-only school in Australasia, with over 5000 students through its doors since 1906, and it continues to support and help those that might not have been given the chance otherwise.
Bakers is proud to have bee working with Dilworth school for the past 6 years. One of the great initiatives that school has in place to help the boys prosper, is to provide every school leaver with a Barkers suit, a great asset for the boys to have in entering into the job market and something that they can use for many years ahead.
The collaboration has now grown into Barkers supplying the school with quality, durable and affordable "Dilworth by Barkers" uniforms.
Left, Anthony Bray (Class of 2019)
Right, Edward Whyte, Year 13 student
Interested in learning more about Barkers team, school or workplace uniforms? Email Bourne@bmc.co.nz