National Grid Volunteers Help to Transform School

Dorothy Goodman School in Hinckley has been given a brand new look – thanks to employees from National Grid. A team of 12 volunteers swung into action to give the Lower and Upper Schools a lick of bright coloured paints.


With perfect weather conditions the team, armed with paint brushes, tackled steps, sheds, a playground area, benches, the huge main hall and other indoor areas.


“Our team really got stuck in and worked hard. It’s so rewarding to see what we’ve achieved in only two days. We‘ve given the pupils a much more colorful environment to return to in September. We all have a huge sense of satisfaction knowing that we’ve made a really positive difference for pupils and staff at the School.”

James Norman, Team Leader


We’d like to say a huge thank you to the National Grid team for all their hard work and sterling efforts. They’ve done an excellent job and have transformed areas that were in need of attention. Having the outdoor and indoor spaces looking so colourful and tidy will mean so much to everyone who uses them. I can’t wait to see the look on pupils’ faces when they return to school in September to see the difference.”

Janet Thompson, Head Teacher


The Dorothy Goodman School caters for pupils aged between three and 19 years old with a wide range of learning disabilities. It currently has 245 pupils who attend one of five bases at the school.

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