A new group has been set up at the school for parents, carers and pupils who have an interest in gardening and would like to help improve the school grounds. Whether you just want to help weed and water occasionally or have a more key role in designing and planting, everyone is welcome. Please pass on your details to the office if you would like to know more.
We’ve had lots of support from local businesses and would like to say a big thank you to Ed Smyth Landscapes, The Greatest Scapes, BPS GardenForce, Travis Perkins, Jewsons, Wyevale Garden centre, Smith’s Nurseries, Homebase, Lindleigh Electrical and Jackie Warmington for donations of time, materials, plants and money.
And a big thank you to the parents and children who have made this happen and the PTA for helping fund this project.
As anyone who enjoys gardening knows, a garden is never really finished, so work will continue to add further plants over the year, care for ones there and possible add a few more features. If you would like to get involved, you are very welcome.
Happy Birthday Ma’am!
After a couple of months of hard work we are delighted to announce that the garden at the front of the school has been completed and has been dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II in celebration of her 90th birthday.
We hope you agree that it has made a huge improvement to the school entrance and we thank you for all the positive feedback. We hope it will be enjoyed by pupils, parents, staff, bees and butterflies for years to come. We are sure Her Majesty will also approve when we write to Buckingham Palace to tell her all about it!
The wooden sign we had made for the Queen’s Garden is now in pride of place to show the significance of the garden for years to come. Many thanks to the PTA for funding this. Pine class will be writing a letter and sending photos to the Queen to let her know she has a garden at our school in her honour, let’s hope she likes it!
We will also be planting a few bulbs next week to give a bit of early spring colour. If any of you would like to donate a packet of daffodils, crocus, snowdrops or tulips it would be very gratefully received and help make our school a welcoming place to be.
The Whitnash family Tree
The whole school has been involved with another little project to make the school entrance even more welcoming. Lynne and Clare painted a sign using the Whitnash logo and invited all pupils, teachers and staff to add their finger prints to it to make up the leaves on the tree.
Clare said "It represents the fact that everyone at Whitnash is treated as an individual but together we make up the Whitnash family.”
Now, can your child remember which finger print is theirs?