Working as a team at St Ives School in Haslemere, children, staff and parents came together for a ground force afternoon. They worked tirelessly to weed, clear, sweep, plant and decorate the school surroundings and took great pride in adding their own special touch to the fantastic grounds of the school.
The afternoon allowed children to work in mixed groups to take responsibility for the upkeep of the school grounds. This was achieved by completing activities such as pebble decorating, planting herbs, sewing wild flower seeds and re-planting hanging baskets. Of course there was a much needed rest midway through the afternoon for a drink and a biscuit for the busy bees!
It was fantastic to see the whole school getting stuck in with the community project, (including the Nursery children and staff), as well as children working alongside their friends and relatives to further improve their school surroundings. The afternoon has been another aspect of one of the many things that makes St Ives School such a special place!
St Ives would like to thank Haslemere Garden Centre and Squires Garden Centre for supporting the ground force afternoon.