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A primary school in Huyton has been spruced up thanks to local apprentices from Knowsley-based housing group Livv.

Eleven apprentices picked up paint brushes to help add a touch of colour to Malvern Primary School during a Community Action week organised by local councillors.

The kind-hearted young people painted a classroom, outdoor benches, an outdoor stage and some planters.

Sharon Marsh, Executive Director of Resources at Livv Housing Group, said: “It was wonderful to see everyone come together.

“Our apprentices really enjoyed helping out at the school and the smiles their work brought to everyone’s faces made it all worthwhile.

“At Livv, we are committed to supporting our communities and doing what we can to make a difference.”

The work was organised after staff at Livv approached council leader Cllr Graham Morgan and Cllr Colin Dever to offer the support of their team at no cost.

Leader of Knowsley Council, Cllr Morgan, added: “Livv Housing is an important partner in our borough and an organisation that we know is keen to give back to the local community.

“After linking their team up with Malvern School, it has been great to watch how this relationship has grown and what has been achieved.

“Seeing everyone working together for the same goal is so rewarding and a great example of Knowsley Better Together in action.

“I am really pleased to have been able to help and get involved and am grateful to everyone who took the time to be involved in this project.

“I know that the staff and pupils are incredibly appreciative of the combined efforts that have made such a positive difference.”

Malvern Primary School headteacher, Tony James, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support from Livv Housing. By coming together in a week of community action, our school building, grounds and wider community were improved for all.

“The team were professional and hardworking and there was a real buzz in the air created by their collective ambition. Again, our thanks are extended to all who volunteered. As we say at Malvern – together we are stronger!”

During the Community Action week, other local volunteers also helped with essential repairs to doors and windows.

Wolseley Building Merchants donated paint and tools. Businesses CCC Skip Hire, Fusion 21, SPIE UK, SSE electricals and Winvicc Construction also volunteered their help during the school’s Community Action week.