A team of Global IS colleagues recently spent the day planting trees at a school for people with learning difficulties and associated disabilities.
Addington school was recently awarded a grant of £1,000 to buy trees and needed volunteers to help plant them; as well as assisting with some much needed gardening tasks, such as clearing leaves and flowerbeds.
The work carried out by the Wokingham-based team has helped enhance the outdoor learning area for all of the pupils and made a significant contribution to the local environment.
Reflecting on the day, team leader Keita Sung, Continual Improvement Analyst, said: “We helped the school plant 31 saplings that had been donated recently and also with some general gardening duties. I really enjoyed the day; it was lovely to visit and to be able to support the school where our EmployAbility interns come from.”
Head of the Continual Improvement team Thomas Coleman agreed: “I really enjoyed giving back to the community through a day’s hard graft – it was really rewarding for the whole team!”
About Addington School
Addington School is a special school for children and young people with learning difficulties and associated disabilities. All pupils have a statement of Special Educational Need or an Education and Health Care Plan, and are aged between 3 and 19 years.
The school is based in Woodley and is a Wokingham maintained school. It’s also one of our EmployAbility partners; students from Addington attend our Wokingham office for work experience placements.
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