Recently, staff from our housing team at Weeton Barracks helped improve an outside learning area for Service children who attend the primary school there. We joined forces with local supply chain partners, CLC Ltd, volunteers from 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, local Service wives and teachers to enhance the outdoor area.
CLC contractors created an outdoor kitchen for the children using spare materials and produced a ‘mud kitchen’, which has received rave reviews from the children, teachers and parents. Local Service wives created a ‘bug hotel’ and a climbing tower out of old tyres and soldiers from 2 LANCS spent the day digging to give the children a log walk, a tyre walk and a new seating area.
Heritage fencing also ‘donated’ a member of their team who worked tirelessly to create a secure fence for the area. Despite the blazing sunshine, the team managed to finish within the day and everyone was impressed with the results.
Sam Wilson, one of our Local Customer Service Centre Advisor, helped organised and co-ordinated the event. The head teacher was delighted and wrote a thank you to the volunteers in the school’s weekly newsletter. She said “A huge thank you to everyone who helped out this week. The children are eager to get out and play!”