Dunstable Leisure Centre

Project Team support local school

Project Details

Months of planning,

5 days of fun but hard work,

42 Wates volunteers,

743 volunteer hours,

9 supply chain partners donations received

The SCF Dunstable Leisure Centre Team chose local school CofE Kensworth Academy to support during Wates Reshaping Tomorrow Week.

The team gave a week of voluntary work between the 11th and 15th June 2018. A team of 42 Wates employees, supply chain partners and subcontractors totally revamped the hall, installing new ceiling tiles, new lighting and then completely repainted and glossed, installed new blinds, completed repairs to the hall toilets, painting to the entrance area. They then turned their attention to the outside areas in repainting the gazebo seating area on the main field, repainting coloured posts outside of the school reception, tidying up garden areas and installing new fencing and planters to create a new planting area for the children. They also installed new flooring to three of the internal rooms.

Wates were not alone in volunteering their time and would give special thanks to their supply chain partners for their generous donations – be that time or in providing materials – Travis Perkins, Rossbro, SJP, MDA, Working Environments, S R McHugh, Voland Roofing, BMH.

On the final day the volunteers were joined by the children for a teddy bears picnic where they received a thank you for the work and a plaque to be placed in the hall was unveiled.

The school, which has recently become a member of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust, has been delighted to be a part of the community week. As part of our ongoing improvement journey, it has been inspirational to see the whole community working together to bring about these changes. Funds are in very short supply and having this wonderful week of renewing and refreshing our school has given us the opportunity to move forward together. It was wonderful to work with all the team from Wates and their partners who with their hard work and generosity have contributed to our brighter environment.

Gilly RiachHead Teacher of Kensworth CofE Academy


Louise Reeve