Engaging with and contributing to the local school

Contributing to the local community can help establish positive relationships between the site and neighbours.

Giving back to and supporting the community will help you to promote an excellent image, as well as demonstrating the considerate nature of the construction industry, towards the environment in which you’re working.

Efforts to engage with local schools should be made by all sites, regardless of time or budget.

Examples of how this site engaged with and contributed to the local school include:

  • Fruit trees were planted to offset some of the CO2 emissions;
  • Work was carried out in the ecological school garden;
  • A time capsule was buried;
  • Recycled wellington boots were used in the school gardens;
  • Bird and bat boxes were created from recycled timber;
  • Organised and installed reclaimed school storage units for the local scout group.
  • The local police and the school council were invited to assist in road safety training, outside the school gates.
These examples demonstrate how smaller sites can contribute to the community. This innovation was achieved with limited resources on an 11 week project, with a value of approximately £120,000. 

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Monitor Report, George Hurst and Sons Ltd, South Yorkshire, August 2014

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