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Mace bosses help school children build insect houses

Mace bosses volunteered for a day at a Bracknell school to help build some environmentally friendly insect houses.

The directors of Mace Plus, the contracting arm of Mace Group, paid a visit to Sandy Lane Primary School in Bracknell as part of Mace’s volunteer day programme.

The programme encourages staff to take a day out of work and give something back to the community.

Mace Plus managing director Mark Castle was joined by directors Terry Spraggett, Terry Nea and Stephen Henley at the school.

The team spent the day building bug-houses from materials including timber pallets, roof tiles, air bricks and plastic pipes from nearby Garth Hill College, being built by Mace Plus.

Managing director Mark Castle said: “We had a thoroughly enjoyable day working alongside the children and we were impressed with their knowledge of how building materials could be used.

“A number of the children were keen to offer their help if we needed it to finish building the Garth Hill College project next door to the Sandy Lane Primary School.”

As a legacy to the school, Mace Plus donated a sponsored trophy to headteacher Liz Norris.

The trophy will be awarded at the school’s annual year end assembly and will be presented to the best performing team for sporting or academic activity.