Class 3 in Bolitho Gardens

14th November 2018

Today, our class was lucky enough to be invited to help the Green Infrastructure for Growth project at Bolitho gardens, planting a brand new border with perennials and shrubs. The project is increasing biodiversity in parks and gardens across Cornwall.

The day started well with some great weather, and we set off down the road in great spirits. 

We were greeted by the super Cormac landscaping  team, lead by Howard and Jacqui.   The children were shown how to safely use the spades and trowels.  It was clear to see how much effort and preparation Jacqui and the team had put in to make sure we had a tremendous day.  

The children were very enthusiastic and threw themselves into the planting.  During the course of the day they planted nearly 500 plants and helped to move several tons of bark mulch to protect the plants!  By the time we finished the children were so very proud of everything they had achieved. 

The children were a credit to themselves and the whole school.  So many people commented on how hard working our class was, how polite and what fantastic team spirit they showed. I have to say that I, and all the adults from Newlyn school, TAs and parents, were full of pride. 

Thank you so much Jacqui, Howard and the Cormac for providing a wonderful opportunity for our class.  We are certainly going to enjoy watching our garden grow!