School receives makeover from M6 workers

Pupils at Tillington Manor Primary School in Stafford have received a makeover for their main hall thanks to a team of workers improving the M6

While children enjoyed their half term break, M6 workers gave up their spare time to give the main hall at Tillington Manor Primary School in Stafford a makeover.

The refurbishment was undertaken by the team carrying out work on behalf of Highways England to upgrade the M6.

As a ‘thank-you’ for the support of the community during this new motorway upgrade, construction firm Kier runs a Smart Giving scheme offering practical help to local charities, projects, educational establishments or vulnerable groups.

Tillington Manor was highlighted as being in need of a spruce-up, so workers from the smart motorway project took up the challenge.

Highways England smart motorways project sponsor Peter Smith, said: “We were delighted to be able to give a little something back to the local community and are grateful to the workers for volunteering their time.

“Highways England is grateful for the patience of communities living near the motorway while this important upgrade is carried out.

Chairman of the governors and borough and county councillor, Jonathan Price, dropped in on the workers to personally say thank you for the work they had done.

“I cannot express how grateful the school, pupils and myself as chairman of the governors are for the work that has been done. And what a great bunch of guys they were,” he said.

“The hall was looking very tired, it needed work doing. I am so impressed with the work that has been done, it has given the school a new lease of life. The children were really chuffed when they saw it.

“For these guys to volunteer their own time to do this, it is just phenomenal.

Richard French, Kier highways project director, added: “As a project we will be working in the area for several years, we’re keen to be a good neighbour and to help support the local communities around us.

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“This painting project is an ideal example of one where we can contribute by volunteering time to improve a local amenity, we are delighted that this one will benefit school children from the community.”

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