Securitas Technology builds for the future with community commitment

Securitas Technology, which recently launched bringing together the businesses of Securitas Electronic Security and STANLEY Security, has celebrated its formation by committing to a community sustainability initiative.

On April 12 and 13, a team of 25 employees from Securitas Technology will be tasked with planning and developing the outside space at The Walnuts School, Milton Keynes to provide the children and young people there with a new sensory playground. The school supports children and young people between the ages of 4 to 19, with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a Social Communication difficulty.

It is a collaborative project between Securitas Technology, Fusion Initiatives and children’s charity, Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby.

Transforming the grounds at the school is set to make a huge difference to the 180 students in attendance there, as Head of School, Lisa Munro explains: “The children and young people at our Hazeley site will be overjoyed to have the playground developed. This has been raised by our young people in surveys and the school council, but our budget has not been in a position to do these works. For a school for young people with Autism, access to outdoor areas is vital. This will help young people regulate their emotions, learn to interact with each other and have fun, improving their educational experience. We’d like to thank all involved at Securitas Technology for making this happen and making a difference to our students’ learning experience.”

Representatives from official charity sponsor, Wooden Spoon will also be involved in the build, as a longstanding charity partner of Securitas in the UK.

Sarah Webb, Wooden Spoon CEO said: “We are hugely grateful to our corporate supporter Securitas Technology, whose donation has made it possible for Wooden Spoon to provide funding to build a sensory outdoor space for children with additional needs at The Walnuts School. This build is set to be a very rewarding and unique experience for the team at Securitas Technology as they bring the sensory outdoor space to life and can see first-hand the difference they are making to the lives of the children.”