The school community joined together today in an effort to improve the school grounds, not just for the staff and families of the school but for the local wildlife as well.
Through the day the pupils painted the outside furniture, learned how to propagate seeds, planted sunflowers, made seed and fat balls for the birds and designed a reflection garden that would encourage and support both bees and butterflies.
We believe that it is important to give our pupils a clear sense of responsibility for the environment we live in and for taking care of God's world and I was extremely proud of everyone who worked so hard today.
We were also very fortunate to have Ron Ingerson and Cath Sydenham, two of our governors working with the children alongside Brian Meakin, one of our fantastic volunteers. Huge thanks to all three for giving up their time in support of Eco Day.
The work our pupils have started will continue and we will soon be asking for volunteers for a working party to further improve our grounds and help set up some new beds which we will use to plant vegetables that we hope will provide food for donation to local charities.
Well done everyone!