Community
Published: December 06, 2017
Community
Published: December 06, 2017

COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project Brightens Bezons

Bezons, France is home to the Le Grand Cerf high school which caters for 357 pupils and over 50 members of staff. The school has a reputation for the efforts it makes to restore balance back into the lives of its students, many of whom live underprivileged, complex home and social lives. However, the school's interiors required some more decorative attention.

A team of over 50 PPG volunteers united together from across the Ile de France region to take on the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project.

Hailing from PPG’s Architectural Coatings site in Rueil, Aerospace plant in Bezons and Automotive Refinish facility in Gennevilliers. Some of the locations’ employees were former students of the school, while others have children who are current or former students, making the project more meaningful and influential.

Equipped with over a massive 80 litres of SEIGNEURIE® paint products, exciting plans went underway as PPG Color Service experts met with school staff to agree upon the color palettes that would be used to transform the look of the school.

Paying close attention to the 'Student Lobby', volunteers redecorated the interior and exterior. Painting walls, adding furniture and redesigning the garden outside, the school now has access to a better and brighter area where students and staff can enjoy their lunch, breaks and Wi-Fi.

We wanted to make the school environment more colorful and vibrant to encourage students to become more engaged in their education. This project also demonstrates the commitment of our company and employee volunteers to give back to our communities by helping beautify and restore important community resources.
Florence Nony, PPG human resources director, France and Iberia

To commemorate such a great achievement and massively inspirational and influential change to the the school, PPG gifted Le Grand Cerf a plaque to thank the volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the cause and the Colorful Communities project.