The nursery at Baden Powell Primary School looks ‘out of this world’ thanks to volunteers from the corporate arm of Lloyds Banking Group who, as part of Business in the Community’s (BITC) annual Give & Gain Day, used paint supplied by Community RePaint Cardiff and the Vale, to brighten up the building.

The school was keen to transform the overwhelmingly grey, pre-fab nursery building and adjoining tarmac area from an uninviting space, into an area where children could enjoy their lunch or teachers could bring their pupils for the occasional outdoor class.

Seeing an opportunity to help, BITC (a business led charity which seeks to help the most deprived communities and areas) arranged for a team of eighteen volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group to help. As the volunteer teams have to source the necessary materials and funds themselves, “…being able to get paint from Community RePaint Cardiff and the Vale meant that their fundraising efforts could go further,” explained Jill Salter, Programme Coordinator at BITC Wales, “And as result they didn’t have to limit what they could do for the school”.

By the end of the Give & Gain Day a colourful, space-themed mural spanned the front of the nursery and there were planters aplenty for the children to picnic on.  Jason Clark, the school’s Head Teacher commented, “It has been a wonderful day, just seeing the changes and improvements… made to our school. I can assure you that your efforts will be appreciated for many years to come.”

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