Airbus’ high rolling volunteers have makeover licked
More than 30 volunteers from the Airbus plant in Broughton have been busy giving fresh look to a primary school in the local community.
Last Friday (9 May), the 33-strong team of volunteers, which included 14 apprentices, picked up rollers and cans of paint and gave the office and reception areas of Saltney Ferry Primary School a makeover.
Airbus employees Kim Shallcross from Saltney and Michelle Ellis from Penyffordd have been at the school over the last 12 months participating in the “Airbus Right to Read” scheme, giving extra help to children to develop their reading skills, when the painting need arose.
“It was quite a big task, but with 33 of us on it, we completed the job in around five hours, which was a good turnaround,” said Michelle.
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was a fantastic turn out and we have hopefully made a big difference to one of our local schools.”
Charlotte Luke, Acting Headteacher at Saltney Ferry School said:
“We were thrilled when we found out we had been chosen for an Airbus’ Community Involvement Day. The school have already developed a strong working relationship with Airbus through their ‘Right to Read’ programme. This has had a big impact on the pupils’ attitude to reading and we are pleased that our partnership continues.
“It was lovely to see so many people who were willing to give up their own time to support the school. The painting of the reception areas has really made the school look brighter and even more welcoming with many parents and visitors commenting on the fresh new look. All staff and governors are extremely grateful to everyone involved.”
The paint, gloves, overalls and other equipment were provided by Airbus, while the rollers were supplied by Wrexham-based company Colour Supplies. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com