Amey helps build new play area for local school children

01 June 2022
Image of Amey employees in PPE, with children holding a thank you banner.
A group of local children and their families celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in style this week, thanks to a little help from National Highways and two of their partners in the region: AmeySRM (a joint venture between Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine) and Amey Area 10.

AmeySRM, which is delivering the A533 Expressway Bridge Replacement Scheme, and Amey Area 10, which provides Maintenance and Response services across the Northwest, joined forces to help Preston Brook Pre-School throw open their doors for a right royal celebration. AmeySRM built a new play area and donated uniforms for the pre-school staff to wear, while Amey cleared vegetation, painted railings, and donated a tree for the children to plant to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Some of those who volunteered were invited to the event on Wednesday 25th June, and were presented with homemade cards from the children to say a big thank you for their efforts. The teams also plan to return to the school to lead on some STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) activities, and talk to the children during Road Safety Week later in the year.  

Pre-School Manager, Sarah Williams, said: “The children and staff cannot thank AmeySRM, Amey and National Highways enough for their efforts in helping us prepare for our Jubilee celebration. The pre-school looks fantastic, and the children are thrilled to have a new construction play area to enjoy. Maybe, one day, some of our pupils will go on to build bridges and maintain our roads, just like the amazing people who came in to help.”

AmeySRM Works Manager, Malcolm ‘Mally’ Masters, added: “It was a joy to support the local community in this way, and create a really special environment for the children to enjoy. Teaming up with our colleagues in Area 10 meant we could do even more to help to get the pre-school looking its best for the big day.”