On Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd April, we opened our garden doors to over 100 visitors for our Forest and Food Days!
The event was a great success and saw children alongside, parents, grandparents and other family members taking part in three different activities: baking bread on the campfire, using gimlets and folding saws to create a woodland bracelet, spinner, keyring or necklace, as well as participating in mini-beast hunts.
A great big thank you to Alex Yoxall who very kindly took a selection of action-packed photographs, posted below, from the session taking place on Wednesday afternoon: www.alexyoxall.com.
Miss Holmes and Mrs Barr.
On Saturday morning, we had a busy and exciting time doing all sorts of jobs in the outdoor area! The walkways were cleared of moss, in readiness to be power washed next time; we dismantled an old, raised flowerbed, re-planting what we could and storing the wooden sleepers to be re-used at a later date, and finally, the team even had time to dig out, line and add a cement barrier to a sunken fire pit!
All who volunteered did an excellent job - thank you once again for your fantastic help - we can`t wait for next time and hope that you enjoy looking through our photos! Keep checking back for up-dates...
On Saturday 16th December 2017, exciting work began on developing the school`s outdoor area! First step: planting a mini fruit orchard.
With the kind help of Mr Pickering, Mr and Mrs Kimmings, Mrs Bell, Ms Worley, Adam Bell, Jessica Yeoman and Will Kimmings (Year 5 students), we successfully planted a total of 20 new fruit trees: a variety of apple, pear, plum and cherry. All of the fruit trees have been kindly donated to us by RV Roger plant nursery in Pickering - thank you ever so much for helping us to get our project up and running!