Just a quick note to say what a great time was had by all in Bush Hill Park this afternoon. 9 pupils from Bush Hill Park Primary with 2 teachers and 8 students from George Spicer and 1 teacher turned up to help plant the ornamental flowerbed. See the photo of them listening intently to Tom!
They really enjoyed themselves, some asking when they could come again, and all promising to come by and check on how ‘their’ plants are getting on over the next few months. I think it is an excellent example of getting children involved with nature, and being given a stake in their local park.
Thanks to you for your help with this, and please pass on thanks to the park staff who also helped to make this go smoothly.
And, more good news, the Friends of Bush Hill Park have just heard that they have got a grant of £2400 to work on a project with Groundwork to set up a gardening club with local children, to bring them into the park for several day long sessions throughout the year to show the differences in the seasons.
This should provide interest and enjoyment for the children, and maybe it will provide you in years to come with some of your future gardeners!
Well done to all!