Humphry Davy School

This weekend I’ll be out in Alston on the Pavé by way of getting ready for our trip to Belgium in a months time, followed by riding in the Eden Valley Epic near Penrith on Sunday.

This year my Ride Across Britain is not only fundraising for The Outward Bound Trust, but along the way Dulux will be undertaking a number of community projects to improve the environment along the route of the bike ride.  Over the next months I’ll occasionally highlight work from last year.

Last year near Land’s End…


Over 100 litres of paint have been dedicated to transforming Humphry Davy School into a vibrant community space for the local residents to feel proud of.

With the help of local artist, Mat McIvor, students at Humphry Davy School transformed the uninspiring building at the front of the school with splashes of bright and bold colour to make up an abstract mural. The project brought students together as they established working groups at lunchtimes and afterschool, dedicating their own time to bring their school to life, from the initial consultation and design process, through to its painting and implementing.

Humphry Davy School was chosen by the Let’s Colour Project noting the positive impact it would have on the daily lives of 2,000 people in the surrounding area, sourced by Groundwork UK. The Dulux Decorator Centre in Long Rock, Penzance donated over 100 litres required to complete the colourful transformation.

The team of over 100 Let’s Colour riders, made up of Dulux employees and customers, cycled 960 miles over nine days starting in John O’Groats on 8th June before completing their momentous cycle challenge at Land’s End on 16th June to raise up to £250,000 for The Outward Bound Trust charity.