From big sheds to small playhouses


Every year, Prologis employees around the world take part in a day of voluntary work. Last year’s community service day fell on Friday 15 May and the UK team arrived early at Provost Williams Primary School, ready for a full day of hard work.

The school is in the village of Ryton-on-Dunsmore, next to Prologis Park Ryton and as Wayne Porter, associate, property management explained:

“We have been involved with the school – and the rest of the local community – since we started work on our first building at Ryton in 2012. When we visited the school recently, we realised that it needed some new outdoor teaching and play facilities. We could also see that the grounds needed some attention, so we decided to bring the team here for a day to see whether we could make a difference.”

With the help of Whitings Landscape, our team set to work building a new forest school classroom, painting sheds and fences, laying turf and planting flowerbeds as well as installing new fencing around the Early Years playground and building a new wooden play house.

By the end of the day, the project was complete and as head teacher, Jason Henderson said:

The impact of the work is huge and it has been lovely to hear all of the positive comments from children and parents. Nursery and Reception have been outside this morning and the children were so excited with their new environment. We feel incredibly lucky.

View the full video of the Prologis 2015 impact day here...