A team of 16 volunteer parent and carers worked through sunshine, rain and hail in an effort to clear and tidy the outdoor environment. Whilst Progressive Sports coaches looked after the children the adults set about clearing the conservation area, tidying and clearing the area behind the Playpod and shed, sweeping and tidying behind the classrooms, removing the weeds and moss from the atsroturf around the adventure playground, filling the ground under the sedum shelter with topsoil and collecting a huge amount of leaves.

We were lucky to have Prestige Grounds working alongside us and their machinery, tools and expertise came in very handy. Mr Beeley directed the work of a sub-team to improve the conservation area striking the balance between making it accessible for learning whilst encouraging as much wildlife as possible to flourish. The next phase of this work will be to reinstate a small pond, add log seating and create a permanent firepit.

Special mention to parent and local arable farmer Mr Shiles for bringing his JCB and large trailer. Many thanks to him for this and for removing all the green waste at the end of the morning. The team also managed to fill a skip with items collected from the grounds or that had been ‘hiding’ in the bin store area.

All in all it was a lovely reflection of what can be achieved when the school community pull together. The attached photos give you a flavour of what went on but don’t truly tell the story of the hard work that went into it. Thank you to everyone involved and I hope that, when we all return to school on Monday, the whole school community will enjoy the fruits of the labour.

As mentioned, there is still work to do in the conservation area, as well as the idea of holding a similar event in the Spring term, so look out for future opportunities to get involved.

Well done Team Trinity.