07 November 2022

Members of Burges Salmon last week joined forces with Easton CE Academy in Bristol, volunteering to transform the school with a series of DIY projects.

Approximately 100 individuals from the firm’s Operations team spent over four days at the school on the door step of Bristol’s city centre, between 26 ­– 31 October.

The volunteers undertook the work over Half Term and worked with members of the school in order to transform a classroom into a wellbeing and calm room, improve two garden areas and provide new furniture for the staff room.

The ‘Calm Room’ now has a woodland theme which aims to bring elements of nature and the countryside into the school. It was finished off with its own woodland den and colourful leaf manifestations on the windows. The room is intended to help children by providing a safe space where the school can provide emotional support for those students that need it.

One of the gardens was transformed into a quiet space for the teachers, with a rainbow fence on the outside reflecting the school’s logo. The other garden, a playground area, was planted with colourful bulbs and mature plants. Many of Burges Salmon’s suppliers kindly donated time or equipment in recognising the transformation as a valuable project.

When the children returned to school, David Kooyman, Assistant Headteacher at Easton CE Academy, commented: “It was great to see the team in action yesterday- just like DIY SOS! I can't thank you enough as the end products are amazing. We have had lots of very happy children using the space today.”

Read more about the firm’s dedication to community engagement here.

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