On Thursday 14 June 2018, a group of volunteers from UKCloud went down to Pinewood Infant School to help improve their wonderful woodland walk, ready for the summer curriculum.
Pinewood Infant School is set amongst pine trees in beautiful grounds which include a woodland walk, a vegetable garden and large play areas. Due to lack of manpower, the woodland walk had been left to overgrow and had become unwelcoming for students.
The school applied for a Give & Get Day to help tidy and clean up their woodland walk area, which is used for both lessons and play. The volunteers got straight to work chopping back overgrown brambles and hedges, clearing away leaves and twigs from the walk so that once again children could easily walk, run or skip their way round the track.
Who knew a lick of paint could go such a long way! Half the team spent the day giving some TLC to the worn down fences, and the nice new coating makes the woodland walk prominent and inviting for pupils at the school.
The transformation was incredible, and the school (both staff, pupils and parents) are delighted with their wonderful woodland walk!
Sophie Russell, Technical Account Manager at UKCloud, said: "I really enjoyed the day it meant a lot to me as I am local and I have young children who attend local schools. Knowing I am helping a child’s education and making a nice safe environment for children is what every parent wants, especially within my community. These projects also help bring together staff at UKCloud who may not work closely together on day to day basis. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my colleagues better. I am pleased the school liked what we did and I can’t wait to see what opportunities we can help with next!"