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On the 18th February, Heathermount School were visited by a group of volunteers from CISCO Systems who planned to tackle some of their outdoor projects. The team spent the best part of the day painting the very long perimeter fence which was in need of some attention.

Headteacher Ruth Bovill said “The perimeter fence was badly in need of cleaning and painting which is a huge job of work. Thanks to the wonderful work of the volunteers from CISCO the fence is beginning to look fabulous which obviously has a positive effort on the wider community as well as Heathermount’s reputation in the local area”.

CISCO have volunteered a number of times for The Disabilities Trust and will be coming back to the school during the next school holidays to begin work on the school’s gardens.

Martin Hardy, Partner Account Manager from CISCO said “CISCO are passionate about their people and experience tells us that these hours spent outside of the normal day to day are the moments that matter to our employees. Giving back is an important part of our culture and as a new team in the last six months, the event at Heathermount was not only fun but we also left as a closer team with the knowledge of a job well done. The staff were a delight and kept us topped up with tea throughout the day. Everybody felt that the day had been a tremendous success and are asking when the next one is.”