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!
Croquet is a friendly outdoor sport for people of all ages which is easy-to-learn and played by both sexes. It is a skilful and tactical game which provides leisurely exercise and has a handicap system which enables players of different abilities to compete on level terms.
Free Training Course
This April Enfield Croquet Club will once again be offering a FREE training course, open to anyone wishing to try the game, on the following days:
Saturday 13 April 2013 10.00 -12.00 am
Saturday 20 April 2013 10.00 -12.00 am
Saturday 27 April 2013 10.00 -12.00 am
Depending on demand additional midweek courses may be run. An introduction to Golf Croquet, the simpler of the two principal variations of the game currently played in the UK, will be provided. The course is entirely free and all required equipment will be provided. Those attending should wear flat-soled shoes, i.e. without heels or studs. Trainers are fine.
Enfield Croquet Club is situated in Bush Hill Park adjacent to the tennis courts. The nearest park entrance is at the southern end of Cecil Avenue, Enfield, EN1 1PS. On reaching the Cecil Avenue park entrance follow the path until you reach the end of the hedge adjoining the garden on your left. Turn left at the end of the hedge and through the dark green metal gates facing you, behind which you will find our lawns.
To reserve a place on the training course please contact:
Brian Dawes – Club Secretary
Phone: 020 8366 6005, Email: Gooner48@blueyonder.co.uk
For more information about the club please visit the club website at: http://www.enfieldcroquet.org (link at side)