Amey lends a hand at local infant school

05 May 2015
Group of people wearing PPE, stood in front of a school.

Amey, who provide highways maintenance services on behalf of Hampshire County Council, has been out and about in the local community, helping groups in Woolston. 

The team of 10 employees from Amey spent a day at Woolston Infant School on Florence Road, giving a much needed uplift to the playground and woodland area.

The team painted a wall in the playground as well as clearing brambles and weeds from the pond area and wildlife patch. They also treated and stained log benches and fencing around the pond to increase the longevity of the wildlife area, used for educational purposes and reading time in the summer.

Julie Swanston, Headteacher at Woolston Infant School, said: “Thank you to everyone at Amey for giving up their time and working so hard to improve our woodland area. The new log seating is really lovely for sitting in the sun. Now the area is tidy and safe the children are using it at playtimes and exploring the wildlife in the newly cleaned pond. Thank you to Mr Fox (Amey employee) for organising the day and for planting a new cherry tree for us to enjoy.”

David Ogden, Account Director in Hampshire for Amey, said: “We were delighted to be able to support Woolston Infant School, through our Community Involvement Day programme, where every employee can spend one day a year helping our a charity or community group of their choice. All of our employees that took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were pleased at the difference the painting and clearing made to the schools woodland area and playground.”

The day goes towards Amey’s commitment to supporting local communities, through a number of initiatives including Community Involvement Days, which enable all employees to take one day a year supporting a charity or community group.