Hackney school gets revamp as part of “global generosity day”

Nearly 200 city slickers helped revamp a Hoxton primary school, as part of a global day of generosity.

The staff from global research and advisory services company Corporate Executive Board (CEB), worked with voluntary citizen service movement CityYear, to regenerate Whitmore Primary School in Bridport Place.

The 180 workers were among 1,700 CEB staff worldwide who donated 8,500 hours of service in one day around the globe on June 3, in a spirit of generosity.

They painted the school hall, fences, brick work and generally making the school brighter and more colourful.

Tom Monahan, CEB Chairman and CEO said: “We were motivated by our belief that CEB’s spirit of generosity allows our team to derive honest joy from the opportunity to serve not only our members and our colleagues, but also the communities where we operate.

CEB employees also created a new school sign, cleared an overgrown garden that had been out of use for the children and helped CityYear to prepare for a community fete.