School garden gets spruce up
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.