Leyland SDM announces it has helped a Fulham primary school with a summer spruce-up ahead of the pupils’ return to school.
It provided a team of volunteers to spend a week carrying out work at All Saints C of E Primary School in Fulham during the summer holidays, as well as donating more than £2,000 of paint and other products and materials.
Kieran Gorman, head teacher at All Saints, said: “Budgets and funding are challenging for schools across the board and it’s difficult for us to do the non-essential maintenance work we would like.
“The stage area is a real focus for our school as we place a big emphasis on drama and public speaking, particularly since Covid, to help build up the confidence of the children.
“To see the corridors being painted in school colours brings a sense of pride and it will help when we welcome the children back to school.”
Around 15 colleagues from Leyland SDM attended the school during the volunteering week, including some from its Putney store based on Upper Richmond Road, with its Fulham Road store supplying materials throughout the week.
Naivasha Elworthy, marketing manager for Leyland SDM, said: “The project really captured the imagination of our colleagues and it was great to see the work develop throughout the week.
“There was a fantastic atmosphere generated by the volunteers and, as well as working hard to give the school the best result we could, everyone really enjoyed their time at All Saints.
“To be able to get out into the local community and make an impact on the school was very fulfilling and hopefully the children will be excited to see the changes when they return.”