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Como's 199 Bishopsgate team help local school

  • The Como team in action at William Davis Primary School, E2.

The project team working on the 199 Bishopsgate project for British Land took a day out to help the local community on the 20th June.

Led by Como project manager, Richard Wash, members of subcontractors working on the 199 Bishopsgate project – H&S Decorating, Taylor Made Joinery and Sky Gardens (on behalf of LTC Southern) - arrived at William Davis Primary School in Tower Hamlets to brighten up the reception year’s playground. 

Fortunately the sun shone as the team created new flower beds, incorporating sustainable planters made from carpet industry waste and a new bridge suitable for little feet.  Two play houses were considerably brighter by the time the team had finished painting them bright yellow.

With so much to do, the team were happy for any extra help and several little helpers turned up to help dig, paint and plant during their breaks.

Richard and the team officially opened the garden on Friday 27th July by cutting a red ribbon with a giant pair of scissors supplied by the teachers, much to the children’s delight and unveiled a new plaque. Parents were invited to join and the school provided tea and snacks as a thank you.  Richard was also presented by a photo collage of the volunteers working in the garden and the children enjoying the space.  Children also drew pictures as a thank you.

Early years co-ordinator Christelle Gostling said: “It was a real delight and a pleasure having Richard and the team come in.  They were warm and caring towards the children and included them in what they were doing.  Before the garden was drab and dreary and now the children’s faces light up when they go out there – its inviting, bright and cheerful.  We can’t thank them enough!”