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Companies dig deep to fund school nature garden
A TV GARDENING expert was on hand to cut the ribbon on a new nature area at a Holtspur school last week, built using donated funds.
Pupils at Holstpur School gathered for the grand opening of the school’s new nature pond and wildlife area, with celebrated television presenter and Sun gardening writer Peter Seabrook doing the honours.
The area was paid for via grants from a number of companies, including Mars UK, and is designed to provide children a hands-on environmental learning experience.
Teaching Assistant Laura Barton said: “It’s a great resource for the children to have. They will be able to learn about nature up close and find out more about the environment and life cycles.”
Staff and pupils gathered on Thursday for the unveiling of the new pond and garden area, with former Gardener’s World and BBC Chelsea Flower Show presenter Mr Seabrook arriving for the event.
Beaconsfield Town Crier Dick Smith also attended in his full ceremonial dress to announce the opening.
Holtspur School pupils are used to getting their hands dirty in the garden, after twice having garden designs chosen to feature at the Chelsea Flower Show.
The green-fingered youngsters were awarded a silver-gilt medal for their displays on the Miracle-Gro stand at this year’s show, which celebrated 100 years of the prestigious event.
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