Hallam staff go back to school for community day

25th May 2016

Staff from Sheffield Hallam University swapped the lecture theatre for the playground as part of a community volunteering day.

A team of ten staff members from Sheffield Business School joined workers from businesses across Sheffield at Mansel Primary School in Parson Cross as part of Give and Gain day. The event, run by the Business in the Community project, involved the volunteers working to transform the school playground. The team from Sheffield Hallam spent the day clearing hedgerow and building two bug hotels. Danielle Lee, Faculty Operations Manager for Sheffield Business School, said: -We've been members of Business in the Community for a number of years and have been involved in Give and Gain for about five years. -We always put a small team together as it's such a great way to give something back to the community and network with other local businesses. Today we've been clearing the hedgerow to create a border, and then made the bug hotels to create an environmental walkway for the children to enjoy. "It's about teaching the kids about nature. We had a brilliant day. The team were given a boost by a visit from Lord David Blunkett and new Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Vicky Fox. For press information: Joanne Beattie in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 2811 or email j.beattie@shu.ac.uk

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