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Saint Francis' work continues - update May 2017

Our work continues and we aim to develop the school grounds and environment even further.

Please see the video on the VSP link which shows you what we got up to in May.


Update 3rd October 2016, Report by Mrs Claire Snowdon (Parents Friends Group Coordinator)


We’ve been working on the school grounds for the last three weeks and our work has included cutting back overgrown hedges, weeding and digging over flower beds, painting the handrail near the school gate, tidying up the area around the Prayer Garden and laying new slabs to keep the area clean, preparing the area near the tap for a “Roman Road” and planting daffodil bulbs that were very kindly donated by Tesco. We’ve also installed four new colourful plastic tables/chairs for the children to use, replacing the old wooden ones.


Our primary focus has been around the pond area – we’ve painted the entire fence and gate, cut back overhanging trees, dug over and weeded the area around the pond, laid weed suppressant and bark chippings, planted lots of new plants, created new flower beds and made a bug hotel. The pond area is now a safe place for children to use and a very attractive place for lots of wildlife and bugs!


We still have some painting to do, mainly around the Reception classes, The Forest Kingdom and the Prayer Garden and need to continue cutting back overgrown hedges.