CMPP Community Action Day with Woking Borough Council and The Barnsbury Primary School

Published: Monday 02 March 2020 by CMPP

The Barnsbury applied for corporate volunteers through the CMPP website and the charity were delighted to pair the volunteers from Woking Borough Council with the school to help them with this project.

The team go straight to work painting all the areas requested by the school and completed all the painting in one day, which has greatly improved the appearance of the areas.  


Louise Hammond, Deputy Headteacher at The Barnsbury said: “The walls along the main corridor were looking very tired and were in dire need of decorating however with school budgets shrinking rapidly this task hadn’t been prioritised. The school now looks much smarter and inviting to the children, staff, parents and visitors. This has also not impacted the school budget which has resulted in the children also being able to still access vital resources like new reading books. The volunteers from Woking Borough Council were very enthusiastic and worked very hard when decorating Barnsbury. Thank you!”


Frank Jeffrey, Democratic Services Manager from Woking Borough Council said: “It was great to be able to help the School through direct support, working with the excellent Premises Manager. Everyone enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to the next project”


Emma Thompson, CMPP Community Action Day Coordinator said: “we are so pleased that the team from Woking Borough Council enjoyed their Community Action Day, it really is a great way to team build whilst helping such a great community project. Well done to all the volunteers for all your hard work! Thank you also to the Barnsbury School for inviting CMPP to find corporate volunteers for you, we are so pleased their hard work has helped the school so much”


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A few photos from the day!

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