Pupils celebrate transformation

Children at Langney Primary School in their new garden
Children at Langney Primary School in their new garden

YOUNGSTERS at Langney Primary School are celebrating after their school grounds were transformed.

A patch of wasteland at the school has been cleared to make way for a new patio, planters and beds.

This means the Green Fingers Club at the school can now grow herbs and vegetables to use in their cookery lessons.

Mears, a local repairs and maintenance contractor, volunteered to help the school.

With school budgets getting ever tighter, Mears donated the materials and labour to carry out the work during half term.

The team cleared a marshy area by the reception playground, then laid sand and slabs to make it into a new patio area for the children. They also cleared the greenhouse area of rubbish and cut the hedge and brambles back.

Mears helped to give some of the school walls a facelift by repainting the dull brown walls in white and finally they installed tyres as planters for the vegetables for the children to plant and look after.

Dave Evans, deputy head teacher at the school, said, “The Mears team have done an amazing job on the various tasks they agree to take on. Our reception teacher is over the moon about the improvements.

“The garden area behind the sports hall looks great now and the painting in the quiet area has really lifted that part of the school grounds.”

Chloe Hutton, customer and community officer at Mears, said, “Helping Langney Primary School has been a very enjoyable project and such a worthy cause.

“It’s nice to know we have played a little part in helping the development of the children in being more green-fingered and helping the school continue being such a lovely place to learn.”

The school pupils and teachers also thanked Milham and Build Centre who also donated equipment free of charge.