Newport bank staff give school common room a makeover
5:20pm Friday 4th January 2013 in Gwent news
PUPILS at a Newport school can enjoy a bright new common room after a group of bank workers gave it a £2,000 makeover.
Ten Lloyds Banking Group staff paid for paint and worked for a day renovating the room used by sixth form students at St Julian’s School.
Head boy Dan Grimshawe said the transformation of the tired-looking room made a massive difference to the school environment and thanked all those who helped out.
The school is expanding its connections with businesses in the community and business manager Mark Rowland said he hopes to build on the links formed with the firm to explore future work experience and employment opportunities for pupils.
Lloyds Banking Group team leader Gerald Clarke said the team were proud to help out.
The activity was part of the bank’s A Day to Make a Difference volunteer scheme.