Local school benefits from free ‘facelift’
Thanks to Aspire Defence Capital Works (ADCW), children and staff at Clarendon Infant School and Nursery are benefitting from cleaner, brighter and lighter classrooms.
Following an approach to ADCW by the school, Site Manager Simon Stanley and School Business Manager Helen Price worked with ADCW Project Manager Tom Barnes, to consider what improvements could be made to the overall learning environment, and a schedule of painting works was created.
The most recent redecoration works were carried out over the February half term to minimise disruption to pupils and teachers, giving them a welcome surprise to return to after the holidays. The work is part of the School’s wider ambitions to further improve the learning environment. ADCW has also completed other works for the school, included redecoration of additional learning environments and organising tree clearance.
Executive Head Teacher, Karen Ward, commented:
“The happiness and well-being of our children and staff is very important to us and we are delighted with the improvements and very grateful to Aspire Defence for their ongoing support.”
Aspire Defence is currently working across Salisbury Plain Training Area to complete new and improved infrastructure to support the Army Basing Programme, including significant investment at Tidworth and Perham Down.
Tom Barnes said:
“As members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, and a business that is delivering facilities to benefit Service personnel and communities in the local area, we have been delighted to work with Clarendon Infant School to enhance their learning environments. It is fantastic to hear the children and staff are enjoying their ‘new and improved’ classrooms.”
Photo above: ADCW contractors Kevin and Imad with school caretaker Simon Stanley (centre); (below) the cleaner, brighter classroom