MENDIP ROTARIANS HELP SCHOOL’S NATURE PROJECTS

Members of the Mendip Rotary club spent two fun-filled Saturday mornings making and installing bird boxes, bug boxes, raised flower beds for the forest school area at Axbridge CofE First School Academy.
Organiser Rotarian Richard Tilley said, “We’ve really enjoyed ourselves, and produced something of benefit for the local community. We’d be happy to talk to other schools in the Cheddar Valley about assisting with their nature projects.” He went on to thank local suppliers Somerlap Timber of Mark and Woodland Horticulture of Glastonbury for their generous donations of timber, raised beds and topsoil.
Mrs Lorna Richardson, head teacher at Axbridge CofE First School Academy explained, “The Forest School approach provides outside learning opportunities for all the pupils in a safe and secure setting. We are able to raise pupils’ attainment through social and emotional development, and it helps to highlight a greater awareness of the natural environment. Through the effort and generosity of the Mendip Rotarians, we were able to enhance the limited space in the school grounds and we are very grateful for their time and effort in helping the school with such a worthwhile project.”

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