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Clanfield Juniors bring colour to the village


  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 29th April 2019
  • Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield

Clanfield Juniors bring colour to the village

Clanfield Online is delighted to thank the ‘Grow It’ Gang, a group of enthusiastic Clanfield Junior School gardeners, who planted up the wooden containers outside the shops in Drift Road last week.  Led by Louise Grimwood and assisted by CJS staff, the group of 11 pupils got stuck into their task using tools purchased following a donation from this website.

Although Louise is not a member of staff she does run the after-school Gardening Club at CJS called "Grow it" https://www.facebook.com/GrowitLouise/  Her involvement with the Drift Road project was purely voluntary yet part of her ‘Grow It’ mission to encourage children to embrace nature, enhance their environment and connect with the community.

Louise commented “The Grow it Gardening Team have helped to make Clanfield look even more beautiful. The children weeded, dead headed and trimmed the existing plants filling the gaps with seasonal bedding: they demonstrated wonderful listening skills, perfect behaviour and remarkable team work. They received lots of admiring smiles from passing members of public, who were impressed with their efforts. The Head Teacher, Miss Staggs and I are very proud of them and they will all be awarded the Grow it Star Gardening sticker (much coveted!) and a certificate of achievement in School Assembly. Well done green fingered Grow it gang!”

Clanfield Online, funded by local businesses, paid for the construction of the wooden planters and continues to fund the purchase of plants throughout the year and Christmas trees in December.  Clanfield Gardening Club have volunteered to tend the flowerbed beside the roundabout with the website providing funding for plants and compost.

We are delighted that the children were able to use their ‘green fingers’ to make our village more colourful. We thank Miss Staggs, staff at CJS and Louise Grimwood for helping the children to be part of a community project.

 

 






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