You’re never too old to learn - and that’s certainly true of our team at SWG who have been back to school!
St George’s Primary School in Telford needed a new classroom building and we were happy to oblige. It was certainly proved something of a learning curve for the youngsters as they were fascinated with the work we were doing all through the project and voted us top of the class when they moved into their super-smart new surroundings.
We carried out the bulk of the work on the new extension while the school was in operation, so we took a great deal of care to keep disruption to a minimum and arranged deliveries to avoid busy times of the school day.
It was a great project to be involved with and our team formed a marvellous relationship with the staff and children, who were full of curiosity and questions about what we were doing and how we were doing it.
We were delighted with the interest shown and were only too pleased to share our knowledge for the benefit of some young and extremely inquisitive minds. It was a happy working environment for our team and they all really enjoyed the experience.
The school now has a modern extension with state-of-the art facilities which is going to be of great benefit to the children at St George’s for many years to come. The reaction from staff, children and parents when the extension was opened was truly memorable.
Our involvement with the school didn’t end with the building work and we were delighted to organise a competition for the pupils, donating book voucher prizes to the winners.
The children came up with some wonderful drawings in response to us asking them to come up with an important construction site safety message or tell the story of their brand new building.
Imagination really ran wild and all the drawings were very impressive - making it very hard for us to reduce the entries to four winners. In our eyes, they were all winners and we would like to thank the staff and pupils at St George’s for making our short stay with them such a pleasant one.