We would like to give massive thanks to the parents, staff, governors and children who gave up their Saturday to help achieve a big list of projects in our Outdoor Learning areas on Saturday 30th September. After successfully securing a Tesco Bags of Help grant of £1000 our PTFA FOLSS set about securing the materials to build a performance stage area in our playing field. A group were tasked to build the stage with 90% of it built yesterday, and the remainder being completed very soon.

Another group were tasked with dismantling our long serving poly-tunnel which has now found a new home in a Forest School setting in Cirencester. This has paved the way for a new one to be erected during the spring of 2020. The ground has been levelled and surrounding overhanging branches lopped ready for the new foundations.

A team weeded and newly bark chipped the Outdoor Classroom area and all vegetable beds were also weeded and produce collected. Our new Outdoor Learning area behind the FOLSS shed was also weeded and bark chippings scattered to help create a more usable space. The KS2 play trail which had come into disrepair after over 15 years of use was removed and it is hoped new equipment will replace this in the future. The various teams were powered by lots of donated cakes (thanks to those who donated) and refreshments.

We would like to thank the following people (in alphabetical order):
Mr. & Mrs. Boersma
Mr. & Mrs. Byrne
Mr. & Mrs. Hathway
Mrs. Helps
Mrs. Jackson
Mr. & Mrs. Jones
Mr. & Mrs. McBride
Mr. & Mrs. Moss
Mr. & Mrs. Nobes
Mrs. Paget
Mrs. Payne
Ms. Pearson
Mr. & Mrs. Percival
Mrs. Robinson
Mr. Russell
Mr. & Mrs. Waldron
Mrs. Webster

We would also like to give a BIG thank you to Jaybee Plant Sales in Ebley, and in particular Director Tim Blythe, who very kindly donated the use of their mini-digger for the day.

The next Working Party group will be in the Spring of 2020. If you’d like to be involved contact Jenny Percival.

Images of what we achieved are on the School’s website.