NCFE Helps Northern Counties School

A massive thanks to the team at NCFE for coming along to Northern Counties School to help improve our outdoor space.

Philip Le Feuvre, Kim Pattison, Mary Pooley, Janine Oliver, and Dawn Baker all rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into the work at the school. They spent their time cleaning, tidying, sweeping, painting… all with a big smile on their face!

Jo Allen, Headteacher at Northern Counties School, had lots of jobs for the NCFE volunteers to complete to help refurbish and tidy up the playground. The team had a busy day transforming rusty railings into bright blue bolts along the pathway, staining the rollercoaster fencing, and painting Percy’s bench. 

Dawn Baker, Director of Innovation and Investments, started fighting the foliage and completely converted the overgrown borders of the playground by lopping and cropping ivy, tree branches, and weeds! 

“It was a pleasure to be able to lend a hand”
– Philip Le Feuvre, NCFE Chief Strategy Officer

Philip Le Feuvre, Chief Strategy Officer, commented: “After many months of working remotely, it was a real pleasure to get together as a team in person and focus our physical efforts on a great cause. Whilst some of our (my) DIY skills left a lot to be desired, we felt very proud to be able to improve the school and social environments of young people in the local area. The Northern Counties School plays a vital role in the local and regional community and forms an essential part of the education ecosystem. It was our pleasure and privilege to be able to lend a hand.” 

“We’re really grateful to the volunteers from NCFE for their time and effort, which has made a huge difference to our playground area. This will benefit the learners at our school greatly”
– Jo Allen, North Counties School Headteacher