Since 1989 Humberside Police have run the Lifestyle community initiative. Lifestyle aims to encourage active citizenship, social responsibility, team work and community spirit amongst young people in the area. Groups interested in taking part sign up and choose an activity they would like to do within their own community.
This year one group, calling themselves, The All Stars decided they would revamp the local pre-school garden, which needed tidying, mowing, and weeding. Group members Kira Hayward, Lydia Hardy and Chloe Jarvis, all aged 11, also wanted to paint a mural on the wall to welcome the new pre-school children starting in September.
Knowing that Community RePaint would be able to assist a member of staff from the pre-school passed on Community RePaints’ details. The team contacted Community RePaint Hull who said they would be happy to help. On their visit they collected a wide range of paints which they used to paint all of the existing planters, tubs, digging area and of course the mural.
Tina Mullenger, Pre School Coordinator said ‘The girls have done an amazing job and the garden has been transformed’