Parents dig in to spruce up school garden in Old Dalby

The new garden area at the entrance to Old Dalby Primary School PHOTO: Supplied
The new garden area at the entrance to Old Dalby Primary School PHOTO: Supplied
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Several parents united to transform a village school’s garden.

Old Dalby Primary School has spent the last two terms developing an outside area into a space where the children can play and learn about plants.

The school has been overwhelmed with the support, creativity and donations from parents. They’ve turned what was once a drab, overgrown courtyard into a colourful, inviting space.

Secretary Kate Batton said: “Parents have given up their spare time to help us.

“They’ve done all the hard work and labour including digging up roots, bushes and shrubs, putting in top soil, laying artificial grass, buying flowers and sourcing wood for the triangle raised beds.

“The children are already making full use of the garden. They think it’s wonderful and something nice to look at near the entrance to the school.”

The school is currently planning to introduce a Reflective garden - a place for children to sit and think, a Jurassic garden - featuring an insects theme, and outdoor play equipment. It’s also hoping to get local businesses and parents to sponsor some picnic benches.

Head teacher Rosie Browne said: “The parents have done so much to help school and I can’t thank them enough.

“Thank you to Debbie Wright and Alison Ewens who led this project.”