Two Schools receive a helping hand from Magna
By Magna_Housing | Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:23
Ashlands C of E First School, Crewkerne, and Misterton C of E First School, Misterton, have received a number of DIY improvements, thanks to an employee volunteering project run by a local affordable housing provider.
Magna's Devon Team
Tradesmen from Magna Housing gave up their normal working day to be involved in the local community project. The Magna team, made up of multi-skilled carpenters, labourer, electrician, plumber and decorator worked on the external floodlights to Misterton school's playground, redecorated a block of toilets and stained the external playhouse.
Ashlands School had their kitchen redecorated and taps replaced in the toilets.
Phil Allen, Magna surveyor, said, 'These schools play an important role serving the community but have limited funds to maintain expensive old buildings.
'We wanted to give something back to the community and one of our tradesmen, Ian, runs football training in the evenings at Misterton School, so was fully aware of how grateful the school and children would be.
'This was a great team building exercise which gave us a chance to reminisce about our school days and the team can look back on this community project with great pride.'