School gar­den gets spruce up

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

VIR­GIN Me­dia staff have brought a touch of spring clean­ing to a Llanelli school gar­den to the joy of its pupils and teach­ers.

Heol Goffa School in Llanelli, which caters for chil­dren and young peo­ple aged be­tween three and 19 with se­vere learning dif­fi­cul­ties (SLD) and profound and mul­ti­ple learning dif­fi­cul­ties (PMLD), was in need of some TLC and Vir­gin Me­dia wanted to pro­vide a help­ing hand.

More than 20 vol­un­teers from Vir­gin Me­dia’s net­work ex­pan­sion and com­mu­nity teams planted flower beds and cleared the area of any un­wanted weeds or ob­sta­cles to en­sure the area is safe for pupils.

Vir­gin Me­dia also laid on an Easter egg hunt for the chil­dren with more than 100 eggs to be found.

Alan Bris­tow, build direc­tor for South of Eng­land and South Wales at Vir­gin Me­dia, said: “I’m so proud of the Vir­gin Me­dia staff that do­nated their spare time to help trans­form the out­side area of Heol Goffa School. Their ef­forts will go a long way to help im­prove the daily lives of many of the pupils at the school. Through­out our net­work ex­pan­sion in Llanelli we will be sup­port­ing a num­ber of com­mu­ni­ties through a range of ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Heol Goffa School is lo­cated in the mid­dle of Vir­gin Me­dia’s ul­tra­fast broad­band ex­pan­sion project in Llal­leni, which will see 13,000 homes and small busi­ness con­nected to the UK’s fastest widely avail­able broad­band speeds.

This will help trans­form the qual­ity of broad­band in the area where the av­er­age (me­dian) down­load speed is 19.8Mbps. Some homes have al­ready been con­nected and can now sign up to Vir­gin Me­dia’s wide range of ser­vices.

The area will ben­e­fit from fi­bre to the premises (FTTP) tech­nol­ogy which al­lows for smooth, re­li­able con­nec­tiv­ity in the home.

Over the com­ing months, ex­pan­sion works will be car­ried out across the area. All res­i­dents will be no­ti­fied and Vir­gin Me­dia will aim to keep any pos­si­ble dis­rup­tion to a min­i­mum.

Vir­gin Me­dia staff at Heol Goffa School.

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