The project invested £5,323 into the community projects they ran, including giving 103 hours of their time.
The site team worked with Portsmouth City Council’s Somerstown Regeneration team to run eco workshops, giving local children the opportunity to get ‘hands-on’, building bird boxes and insect hotels from recycled wood for them to take home.
By working with schools, churches and youth and community clubs, local children had the opportunity to paint and create pictures along the theme of ‘We love Portsmouth because…’. These were then framed and displayed on the site hoardings.
School children were invited to site to help bury a time capsule. Local children wrote stories, drew pictures and made videos of their schools to tell future generations about their lives in Somerstown.
The local fire brigade came to site to complete a deep trench evacuation training exercise, something they had never had the opportunity to do before. The fire brigade were extremely positive about this day; lessons were learnt from the exercise and they will be able to carry forward these skills if a similar real life rescue occurred.