Central Networks volunteers build wildlife garden at West Midlands school


A team of eager Central Networks apprentices recently spent a day creating a wildlife garden at Bilston Church of England Primary School.

The 40-strong team worked hard on the area to welcome wildlife in to the school environment. The volunteers built bird and hedgehog boxes, as well as creating a flower and vegetable garden. Benches were sanded down and repainted, a path created and picket fence to enclose the area erected.

Martina Hodgkiss, Apprentice Jointer, based at Central Networks in Tipton, said: “It was a brilliant day and really rewarding to do something that the kids will enjoy. I felt very proud that our team of apprentices did such a good job.”

Central Networks is part of E.ON, which finds volunteering opportunities for employees across the UK, working with schools, older people and other vulnerable groups as part of its wider community relations programme. In 2009, E.ON employees spent over 8,000 hours volunteering in their local communities.


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