McDonald’s helps with Gordano School revamp

McDonald's staff from its Portishead brach with decorating materials at Gordano School.

McDonald's staff from its Portishead brach with decorating materials at Gordano School. - Credit: Archant

Portishead’s secondary school has received a ‘much needed facelift’ thanks to the kind-hearted work of McDonald’s staff.

Volunteers from the Portishead fast food branch gave up their time to decorate an area of Gordano School now it is quiet during the school holidays.

The revamped space will be used to support students with special educational needs and who require extra assistance when it comes to learning.

The improved area will make a big difference, according to Gordano’s head of learning support, Deborah McMullin.

She said: “We’re absolutely delighted that McDonald’s’ staff asked to come in and help us again this year.

“Our revamp of the learning support area has been an ongoing project over the past few months.

“We have been able to replace our existing furniture and equipment in this area over the past few weeks; making it a more accessible and comfortable space for our students to relax and work in.

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“The new coat paint makes all the difference.

“I’d like to say thank you to the McDonald’s volunteers for their help and support on this project.

“I’m sure the students will be thrilled to use the updated space in September.”

McDonald’s is one of a number of firms which has signed up to the Gordano Partners scheme – it is an initiative which builds a rapport between companies and students to provide careers advice.

Last year, McDonald’s staff helped revamp the secondary school’s secret garden and they were happy to help out once again.

And in July the school said its learning support section was given a ‘much needed facelift’.

Chris Hoddinott, unit manager at McDonald’s, was pleased the firm could play a part in helping the school.

He said: “It has been great to partner with Gordano School this summer.

“My team really enjoyed helping out with the Secret Garden Project last year, and we’re pleased to be able to donate our staff volunteering time to an area that the younger members of our community will directly benefit from.”