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Power Rangers create sensory path for Witham school

A team dubbed the Power Rangers have used their volunteer time to build a sensory path, seating, bird boxes and a noughts and crosses game for pupils at Elm Hall Primary School in Witham.

From Press releases - 10 July 2019 12:00 AM


The Logistics, Technical and Service Development team at UK Power Networks, whose work helps to keep the power on, got involved through the company’s volunteering scheme. Donate a Day gives the company’s 6,000 staff two paid days each year to volunteer in their local communities.

For several years the team have helped the school by completing a range of tasks including, planting trees, revamping the garden, building a bug hotel, redecorating classrooms and a number of repairs. The connection is through employee Dave Collis whose children went to the school, his wife works there and he used to be chair of the governors.

Pupils and teaching staff have dubbed the team ‘Power Rangers’ and really appreciate the work put in each summer term.

This year, with materials supplied by the company and contractors TYCO they created a sensory garden path, bird boxes, a noughts and crosses game, shaded seating, built a raised planter and repaired the outdoor play area.

Dave said: “Most of what we have built is made from us recycling old pallets. We enjoy our two days at the school and the obvious positive impact we have on the children’s environment. All of us have a really good time doing the work.”

Headteacher Michael Wood said: “The children and staff really value the support from UK Power Networks and their team of Power Rangers for all their impressive and creative projects that have enhanced the school environment. We are grateful for all their hard work, commitment to the learning community and giving up their time to support us.”