It’s amazing what can be done in a day with a little planning and help from our friends. The Cement Management Team spent their Lend-A-Hand day at Brooke School in Rugby which is a school for a broad spectrum of special needs children from age 2-19. The school has a small farm and forest section which was where the Team focused their efforts.
The Team was made up of: Brian Southam, Carl Platt, Clare Pickering, Colin Mousley, Dave Hart, Grant McMillan, Jan Peters, John Lay, Lee Needham, Liz Platt, Marco Murillo, Mary Ann Macinnes Collins, Matt Wild, Paul Russell, Philip Baynes-Clarke, Steve Lankfer and Stuart Neil.
They also had help from suppliers who donated materials for the job.
- Laid 15m3 of wood chips on the pathways making it more accessible to those with mobility issues
- Painted the pavilion
- Constructed a wooden floor in the lean to
- Installed 4 log benches and 20 log seats
- Constructed a bug hotel and a hedgehog hibernation box
- Installed a cooking rack for the open fire
The teachers and pupils were blown away by what the Team achieved in just one day. Here are some of the pupils comments:
“Our wheelchairs won’t get stuck anymore.”
“It’s more ‘naturey’ than what I remember.”
“It’s not even wobbly!” (child sitting on a seat).
“How have they done all of this in one day?”
“Can you tell them to come to Forest School so I can say thank you?”