Making a Difference to the Local CommunityToday five members of staff from the Lloyds banking group worked alongside students and staff at Winton Community Academy as part of the ‘make a difference’ campaign. Employees from Lloyds are encouraged to get involved with local initiatives which make a difference to the community.

Winton Community Academy’s active parent council came up with the idea of improving the school library for the students as part of the academy’s continuous drive to engage students with reading. “Reading is the key which unlocks the door to education, excellent literacy impacts on excellent results.“ Nathan Thomas Principal. The library has now been newly decorated and furnished and stocked with new books some of which were donated by parents, staff and the wider community and others which have been bought based on requests from student voice. “It’s great to be able to have an influence on the books in the library and see things that we really want to read” Ashley Wells (Year 10).

Thanks to the support from the staff at Lloyds the library now looks vibrant and fresh and a fantastic learning environment. This will provide a great centre for literacy for the students sitting at the heart of our plans in nurturing a love of reading in all Winton students.

Daniel Petts of Lloyds commented “giving our colleagues the opportunity to get out into the local community and help is a big focus for us. Helping Britain Prosper is one of our main aims and our Day To Make a Difference scheme proudly aligns with that.

So far this year we have had 150 colleagues go out and support various charities and causes with over 700 hours worth of volunteering, being able to give something back to the local area is a real privilege and it is such a rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

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