AN unlikely team of students and Bunnings Warehouse team members joined forces to bring Campania District School back to life this month.
Team members from the Glenorchy, Kingston, Kings Meadow, Devonport, North Launceston, Mornington and Burnie warehouses took to the school on 4 April.
They worked with students to give hallways a new coat of paint and build an atrium made out of eight garden beds and a vertical gardening wall.
Campania District School business manager Donna Terry said the atrium featured a herb garden to complement the school’s kitchen garden project.
“Along with knowing how to paint a wall, it’s a life skill that we’re providing them with, as well as taking care of their own school environment,” she said.
“For example, we’ve just picked a whole crop of tomatoes that the students grew in the outdoor garden, from which they just made chutney.
“We think something like this makes them show more respect and understand more of what they get involved in.”
Bunnings Warehouse complex manager Dale Barr said team members looked forward to this time of year when they got out and involved with painting and gardening in the community.
“It’s great to be able to lend a hand to Campania District School and it’s amazing the difference a fresh coat of paint can make,” he said.
“With the help of all involved, we hope it can bring many more years of colour to the community.”
Caption: Campania District School students and Bunnings team members get their hands dirty preparing the garden beds.