Garden for school from community team

Chaucer junior school Crammer street Ilkeston, working in the wildlife garden.
Chaucer junior school Crammer street Ilkeston, working in the wildlife garden.

PUPILS at Chaucer Junior School were presented with new garden furniture on Friday by members of a local Prince’s Trust team.

Team 121 handed over the items after weeks of fundraising for their community project.

They raised cash for the flower beds and bug boxes in the new wildlife garden by car washing, bag packing and hosting a fun day at Derby College.

Headteacher Anna Upton, said: “We are really grateful to Paula, David and the workers from the Princes Trust.

“They worked hard, even in the rain, to raise money for and then build us a valuable teaching resource.

“The children are really looking forward to using the wormery, bug boxes, flower beds and friendship bench constructed in the nature garden to enhance their outdoor learning.

“I would also like to thank Mrs Wheatley, Miss Oldnall and the pupils for putting the initial project bid together.”