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Staff from environmental charity, Groundwork, recently volunteered their time to support a school in Preston.
The environmental area in the grounds at St Stephens Primary School in Preston includes a pond, an outdoor classroom, willow tunnels and raised planting beds. It had previously been used for nature study and provided a place where pupils could meet and spend time during breaks. However, over the last couple of years the area had become overgrown and unsafe to use.
As an organisation committed to encouraging people to engage with and enjoy green spaces, Groundwork offered to help. The Groundwork team was led by a number of horticultural experts, landscapers and maintenance workers. They were joined by a number of colleagues who are usually office based but wanted to take the opportunity to make a difference to the local community and benefit from a bit of exercise in the fresh air.
During the day the 40 strong team cut back overgrown trees and shrubs, cleared pathways and repaired and painted the outdoor classroom area. They also cleared the pond of excessive weeds and repaired and made safe the bridge that crosses it. The work has made a massive difference to the school and means that the schoolchildren once again have an outdoor area they can use and enjoy.
Helen Wright, Headteacher at St Stephens Primary School said; “We really appreciate the support of the Groundwork team. They’ve revived our environmental area, which means that our pupils now have a safer area to explore habitats, plant life and the natural world.”
Groundwork’s Executive Director Andrew Darron said: “We are delighted to have been able to help the school. It’s really important for people of all ages to have access to green spaces that they can enjoy. Having this area within the school is a great way of encouraging children to appreciate their local environment and to take responsibility for its maintenance and development in the future.”