Last week some of our Construction Team spent time volunteering at St Mary’s Primary School in Hatfield Broad Oak.

The school has just 53 children on the register meaning funding from the local authority is minimal, and they are heavily dependent on support from the local community. As a small community school, they are able to provide a caring and nurturing environment for children with complex needs. However, like many village schools, the budget they have is always spread thin, which means simple groundwork, redecoration and repairs are often only completed when donations and volunteers come forward.

It was a very busy couple of days with two classrooms to completely redecorate, a pond area to clear and bring up to date with levelling work and a path, as well as various other fixes.

Well done to the team for volunteering to help the school with these tasks; the teachers and volunteers were extremely grateful for all our hard work.

Ruth Baugh, Headteacher said:

“Thank you so much for the works carried out – the classrooms look bright, clean and airy ready for the children to return to school, and the pond area has been transformed! A completely overrun space the children were unable to enter due to safety issues will now be used everyday by the children and staff to enhance our curriculum and outdoor provision.

We are so thrilled, and would never have managed it without your help!

Thank you to all the workers and to Tamdown for your time, efforts and energy.”