Volunteers from Luton’s Thomson and First Choice branches gave the Grampian Way Park in Luton a makeover on Thursday.
Year 1 pupils from Cheynes Infant school, chose the colour scheme and suggested improvements that could be made, after they wrote to Luton Borough council and a local MP expressing their concerns about the condition of the park.
Head of year 1, Darren Ruffett, said: “The children were extremely passionate about making the park a nicer place to visit.
“They worked hard participating in purposeful learning by writing complaint letters, designing new play areas and liaising with the Council.
Local businesses regularly support the council’s volunteer scheme, where employee volunteers help to improve community spaces and initiatives.
Councillor Khtija Malik said: “It is always great to see local businesses working with and supporting the local community like this. I’ve been told that TUI UK & Ireland’s volunteers did a fantastic job and the children at Cheynes Infant school are delighted with the new play area.”
Caroline Kitcher, human resources director for Thomson and First Choice, said: “We believe volunteering brings people together, creates an opportunity to make a difference, develops new skills or builds on existing experiences and knowledge. It is rewarding and can help to improve confidence and self-esteem.”