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Lloyds Bank volunteers incredible efforts on their

'day to make a difference'

7th June 2017

 

CLEARING THE GROUNDS OF THE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB BUNGALOW

 

 

They began with a jungle of weeds and concrete, rubbish and a huge tree stump...

...but they got stuck in and were determined to win!

 

 

 

 

Mark 'Multi-tool' Moran chopped the brute into pieces with an adoring audience!

 

 

meanwhile the entire grounds were strimmed, mowed, cleared of litter and rubbish...

 

 

...to make a safe area for the children to play

 

 

The entire fence line was dug and weeded ready for some beautiful planting by Neil 'Bump' Crossley, who had a tangle with the gate entry key pad (it's metal and really hurts if you bang your head) helped by Dave Bennett and Wayne Brown who travelled from South Wales to help us!!

 

 

At last our huge task was completed by these brave characters (and that was just before lunch - they moved sand, paving slabs, cobbles and weeded our veg patches afterwards!) :

 

Tree stump crew:

Tim Matthews - travelled from Bournemouth to help as well!

Jeremy Ward

Richard Elliott

Dan Donaldson

Steve Lockett

Liam Metcalfe

Lewis Bolton

Concrete demolition:

John Paul Mount

Richard Dalton

Darren Bennett

Scott Best

Weeding and clearance:

Adrian Crowther

Louise Bland

Lee Harris & Jo Workman _ who came all the way from Wales!

Clearing the banking of weeds and rubbish:

Debbie Fox

Jemma Fowler, Lesley Whitchurch & Sophie Cathersides - fabulous BOURNEMOUTH Belles!!

Lots of clearing then tying in the Willow maze:

Lisa Jones

Laura Swift

Suzannah Stott

Turf removal, digging and clearing of the entire fence line:

Neil, Wayne and Dave

Man who brought and used most tools to the job:

Mark Moran

Chippy run angel:

Haley Peacock

Organiser in Chief:

Linda Fennel-Harris

 

and a massive thanks to Mandeep Bhamra who persuaded her colleagues that this was a good idea!

 

 

The children and staff at Carr Manor are so grateful to you for all your hard work, and hope to see you again one day!!

 

 

 

Gardening Club

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Gardening Club runs every Friday from 3.30-4.30pm for 10 lucky children in Years 3-6.

 

  • We have a wildlife garden with a pond, which is home to lots of frogs and tadpoles, and a wormery which turns our garden and vegetable waste into fabulous fertiliser for growing.

 

  • There are raised beds where we grow fruit and vegetables, and we also have lots of flowers which the bees and butterflies love.

 

  • Gardening Club also use the rest of the school grounds for growing and various nature projects, and have taken part in a growing competition at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, where we won an award.

 

  • We have also built a greenhouse from recycled 2L pop bottles for growing during the winter months and we have created a willow woven tunnel too to enhance the school grounds.

 

  • If you, or your child, would like to join Gardening Club please either leave the name and class at the school office, or use the contact form below.

 

Gardening Club started September 16th 2016 and continues weekly through all terms until the end of summer term 2017.

Please put my name on the Gardening Club reserve list 2016-17

Please include this information in your message: Child's name, Class, Parent/guardian mobile, Parent/guardian email. I give permission for my child to take part in all weather, outdoor activities and I will send them in appropriate clothing, suitable for the weather (wellies if possible). Please notify of any allergies or medical conditions. Thank you!

An important part of Gardening Club is having fun exploring the school grounds,
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sometimes hiding very,very well...
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...and learning about nature.
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Lots of the things we do in Gardening Club lead naturally to team work
...which leads to friendship.
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We like to allow time for quiet comtemplation...
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...and larking about!
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We planted indigenous English bluebells to try and establish our own bluebell woods.

We planted indigenous English bluebells to try and establish our own bluebell woods. 1
We planted indigenous English bluebells to try and establish our own bluebell woods. 2
We planted indigenous English bluebells to try and establish our own bluebell woods. 3

We made traditional and modern scarecrows to try and stop the birds from digging up our bulbs. 'Barry' the scarecrow has now been moved to carry on his good work protecting our broad beans.

We made traditional and modern scarecrows to try and stop the birds from digging up our bulbs. 'Barry' the scarecrow has now been moved to carry on his good work protecting our broad beans. 1
We made traditional and modern scarecrows to try and stop the birds from digging up our bulbs. 'Barry' the scarecrow has now been moved to carry on his good work protecting our broad beans. 2

Our bottle greenhouse is coming along..

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Our bottle greenhouse is coming along.. 2

..and we are making good progress turning part of our grounds into allotments. We planted rhubarb and broad beans last year and they are doing well.

..and we are making good progress turning part of our grounds into allotments. We planted rhubarb and broad beans last year and they are doing well. 1
..and we are making good progress turning part of our grounds into allotments. We planted rhubarb and broad beans last year and they are doing well. 2
We have sown seeds to grow over winter; peas, beans, spinach, cauliflower and garlic. We use unusual things for planting!
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We made a bug house and collected things to fill it
We toasted marshmallows over a fire
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And made 'smores' !!
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We tried to bake a chocolate orange cake in a hollowed out orange skin
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It didn't look beautiful, but it tasted delicious!!
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We have harvested onions grown last year, fried them in butter, and added them to hotdogs for an outdoor feast

We have harvested onions grown last year, fried them in butter, and added them to hotdogs for an outdoor feast 1

Gardening Club from previous years