Team Cla(i)re do TEAM LONDON!
One of Hive’s benefits is time off to spend volunteering through Team London – fantasic! On behalf of Team Cla(i)re…here’s our story:
We signed up to spend a day at a primary school in North Tottenham, working with City Year London to help regenerate their outdoor space to improve the children’s play areas. It’s called their ‘Physical Service Day’…so being sporty and too tight-fisted to spend money on our oysters trekking across London…we decided to add an extra element and cycle the 22 mile round trip from Brixton to North Tottenham. If nothing else, we are now familiar with the A10.
So setting off on our trip earlier (and somewhat scruffier) than we would on a normal work day, with 3 pages of google maps for support – we arrived magnificently on time and felt very cultural having explored what felt like most of london! On arrival, we were greated by a friendly gang of City Year workers – all donning their red jackets and excited about the work we were going to do. After a warm-up session (which didn’t help our post-cycle cool down) we were given some gardening gloves and set to work! Our job was to paint all the fences sky blue – not your typical wednesday task! We worked alongside volunteer students and the City Year Corps gang, trying not to paint leaves and get it all over ourselves. (We both came home resembling smurfs…(Pearcey started it))
All in all, a great day helping out this community! Definitely signing up for the next one!