Last week we had a wonderful team of volunteers helping the school. In fact, 20 different teams! We had a morning and an afternoon group of different people each day all week. During the week we had an amazing 130 people to help us. The staff were sent from the Nailsea office and other local offices of BHGE or more specifically Baker Hughes, a GE company, who describes itself as "the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions".
The volunteers prepared the ground and erected a new shed (the shed was financed by the PFA) for Primary Department outdoor resource storage. They gave our conservation area, known as Pond Place, a complete makeover by strimming back edges to clear paths, cutting back low branches, reducing shrubs that were getting too large and building a table to use beneath the Pond Place gazebo (itself built by volunteers last year). Elsewhere on our large site our wooden gazebos were re-stained along with five of our outdoor benches. Two of these were also repaired and strengthened in the workshop. Lots of general garden work took place, including trimming bushes, tree maintenance and removing leaves around the site. Shrubs were moved to make a sloped grass area safer by siting them to prevent children from being able to run down the slope. The volunteers tackled 100m of brambles and branches growing through our perimeter fence and they removed a tree that had come down in the school grounds during the storm a few weeks ago.
We are so thrilled with all the work that took place, and cannot thank them enough. Thank you BHGE, we hope to see you again soon!