Navy volunteers clean up Gosport school

HELPING HANDS Royal Navy volunteers who spruced up St John the Baptist Primary
HELPING HANDS Royal Navy volunteers who spruced up St John the Baptist Primary
Youngsters at Manor Infant School and Nursery celebrate with headteacher Ashley Howard, centre. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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IT WAS a case of many hands making light work as Royal Navy volunteers spent a day helping spruce up a school.

The engineering trainees and officers, based at HMS Sultan in Gosport, agreed to help out St John the Baptist Primary School in Waltham Chase.

Between them they cleaned and painted the infant toilets, cleared the patio areas, cleaned and weeded them and generally helped tidy the school.

Deputy headteacher Anne Tester said: ‘We are so grateful for all their support and help.

‘They were such hard workers and a credit to the Royal Navy and their officers.’

Teacher Louise Walker helped arrange the day and added: ‘The amount of work they got through was amazing.

‘When the children returned to school they were surprised at how lovely the toilet areas looked with their new paint work and all the staff and children were pleased with the outside areas too.’