COMMUNITY Volunteer Day
Holy Family have recently been working in partnership with London Wildlife Trust and on Saturday the 30th March we hosted a 'Volunteer Day'.
Members of the school community, Kidbrooke community and regular LWT volunteers came to work together to develop some overgrown and redundant areas and some rejuvenated areas, where children can learn through the outdoors.
Thankfully we were blessed with a lovely day and every volunteer rolled up their sleeves, put on a pair of gloves and really got stuck in, digging, raking, clearing, transporting soil and lots more.
The OUTSTANDING end result:
- A fabulous day with volunteers from different walks of life, all working together on a project which will enhance wildlife in the local community and within the school premises.
- A beautiful new pond area to be developed further and an opportunity to develop a further creative reading area, inspired by the pond.
- A Forest School site ready to be fully developed and up and running in the Summer Term, teaching Forest School Values.
- A raised bed ready for planting vegetables in the Summer Term.
We would like to say a really big thank you to our London Wildlife Trust Leaders Anna and Telmo. Also a big thank you to parents, members of staff, Kidbrooke Community volunteers and LWT Volunteers who gave up their time on a Saturday to volunteer for our school project. So much has been achieved in one day, thanks to the commitment of our volunteers to develop interesting outdoor spaces for children to explore.
Holy Family look forward to working with London Wildlife Trust on future projects and look forward to seeing our community volunteers in the future.