Volunteers give school a spruce-up
OUTDOOR play areas for children at Frenchay Primary School are as good as new after a volunteer team got stuck in to a clean-up.
Members of the New Life Church, based at Frenchay Village Hall, went to work as part of The Noise, an annual project where volunteers from different churches and communities join together to host events and carry out practical projects to make a difference in neighbourhoods across the Bristol area.
They revitalised the school's Gruffalo garden area, installing new edging and bark, redecorating the playhouse and giving its mosaic a thorough jet wash.
Head teacher Katherine Marks said: "We have been blessed to have the support of The Noise again this year.
"Their hard work and dedication have given some areas of the school a much-needed boost.
"The playhouse is now light and inviting and the children are loving playing in it.
"The team worked tirelessly for 2 days to tackle many jobs around the site.
"They also generously made a donation towards the resources which all the children will benefit from.
"With their support Frenchay Primary can continue to adapt and offer a better environment whilst we await our new build.
"Thank you to Richard and the team for all their work, positivity, and commitment. We really do appreciate it."
The Noise took place over the May Day bank holiday weekend and volunteers also ran pop-up takeaways and treasure hunts, delivered cream teas to pensioners at home and worked on projects to improve public spaces.