The latest intake of graduates embarking on a career with Ernst & Young swapped their suits and spreadsheets for paints and overalls last Wednesday 10th October at Samares School.
The challenge undertaken was to paint various areas of the school, including the ‘toning down’ of the Deputy Head’s fuschia pink office, re-locating an entire library area and generally having a de-clutter.
Head Teacher, Isobel Wood explained, ”We were delighted when we learnt that Ernst & Young had selected Samares School to benefit from the efforts of their latest recruits. We are a busy school with 260 pupils and to have this level of help is just fabulous”.
Jackie Hankin, People Manager, Ernst & Young commented, ”I was really encouraged to see the team tackle the challenge in such a logical way. Within one hour of the challenge being set, a skip had already been filled with surplus items – that is how quickly they worked”.
The children were obviously delighted with the transformation and were given the opportunity of lending a hand with a few brush strokes.
“A range of skills were used during this exercise, but above all it was great fun”, said Jackie Hankin, “and I hope that we have made a difference to the working environment of the school”.