Symondsbury Primary School receives a helping hand
By Magna_Housing | Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 10:24
Symondsbury Primary school in Bridport has received a number of DIY improvements, thanks to an employee volunteering project run by a local affordable housing provider.
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Tradesmen from Magna Housing gave up their normal working day to be involved in the local community project. The Magna team repaired external walls, painted classrooms and outdoor play equipment, fitted new worktops and carried out a number of electrical safety checks.
Colin Harley, headmaster at Symondsbury Primary School, commented, 'It was suggested through one of our pupils' parents that Magna may be able to help us and we were overwhelmed when they agreed. Much of the work required specialist electrical engineers and stone masons. They have been brilliant in completing the work so quickly.
It's been a delight to have them at the school and they have been reminiscing with me about their old school days.
We quite often talk to the pupils about giving their time to the community and for a company as big as Magna to do this presents a shining example to them. It's a brilliant example of community spirit and we are extremely grateful to Magna and their team of skilled tradesmen who carried out the work.'
Tony Hatch, Magna surveyor, said 'We had a lovely day, all the tradesmen really enjoyed working at the school. We were overwhelmed with the gratitude the school showed us but it was a pleasure to give something back to the local community.'