Thursday, 18 November 2010

My colleague Debbie Hawkins who is Community Co-ordinator at Cookridge Primary School sent me this e-mail...

"Dear Chris, On Friday 5th November, two groups of pupils from Cookridge Primary School joined Sam Parry and his Groundworks team to plant daffodil bulbs in Cookridge.

This had been organised by the "Bulb planting in the Community" project which Councillors Sue Bentley, Judith Chapman and Ben Chastney have been involved in and as Cookridge Primary School has Friday as their own school gardening day, this was a perfect opportunity for the children to experience gardening and community work together. The children were able to walk around the corner to Otley Old Road and spent the morning planting bulbs on the grass verge opposite Holt Park. Councillor Bentley dropped by to say hello and thank the children for their hard work.

Though chilly, the recent heavy downpours of rain held off and the groups thoroughly enjoyed themselves working outside the school with other adults. They now can't wait until the Spring to see the results of all their digging and planting! What a show it will be! Debbie."

It is wonderful to see children making a difference in their community like this!

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