Future in Action

Future in Action

Cluster 14 Lend-A-Farming Hand

Cluster 14 Operations, Commercial and Planning Team undertook a Lend-A-Hand at Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy in Gorleston (near Gt Yarmouth) on Monday 7th March.

Following recent publicity in the local press Toni Keating received an email requesting help with the Farm Project that the school had started. After consideration it was agreed that they would support this project.

It became clear that a concrete base had been dug out for the new goats arriving in the near future, and a request to supply and lay the concrete was forthcoming. The goats are the first of the animals arriving over the coming weeks.

They arrived in the morning and it was agreed as part of the project a pathway would also be dug out for wheelchair access, and filled whilst pouring the base. Despite the snowfall during the morning the path was dug out by late morning and the weather improved.

The school fed lunch to all the volunteers involved and the concrete arrived shortly afterwards. Unfortunately, due to the ground conditions, the truck could only enter the field but not get any further, this meant the concrete had to be placed in wheel barrows and then moved across the field into the path and slab! Without any issues the Team reacted and through great collaboration and Team work the path and slab were completed.

Both the teaching staff and Head Teacher were so proud and appreciative at what was completed, especially in the weather conditions.  They thanked everybody involved on the day.

The project made the local press and CEMEX will be invited to the official launch and opening of the Farm Project in the summer months in which they hope the weather is kinder than that they experienced on the day.  This will again involve the local press.

Well done to the Team: Toni Keating, Victoria Vincent and Neil Woolner from the Commercial & Planning, along with Gary Coleman, Rob Conroy, Colin Callaby and Jason Catchpole from the Operations Team. Special thanks also go to Geoff Oakley who delivered the load and assisted the wheel barrowing of the concrete.

All in all it was another enjoyable lend-a-hand in the local Community completed.