Exmouth in Bloom lends a hand to school

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 May 2016

Littleham Primary School pupils had a sneak peek of their new spiritual garden which has been created with the help of The Men's Shed and Exmouth In Bloom community groups. Ref exe 18-16AW 5121. Picture: Alex Walton

Littleham Primary School pupils had a sneak peek of their new spiritual garden which has been created with the help of The Men's Shed and Exmouth In Bloom community groups. Ref exe 18-16AW 5121. Picture: Alex Walton

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An Exmouth school is celebrating after having its garden area regenerated.

Littleham Primary School teamed up with Exmouth in Bloom and one of its members, landscape gardener and designer Graham Bell.

Sarah Padbury, head of learning for key stage two at Littleham Primary School, said: “Children and staff alike were keen to establish a spiritual garden, where our pupils can go and reflect or simply enjoy learning outside.

“It’s vitally important that, as a school, we use the wealth of knowledge and expertise in our community. Groups like the Men’s Shed have so much to offer and made light work of creating work stations inside our poly tunnel. It’s also important we give the children the opportunity to meet positive role models from Exmouth and realise we all have something to offer.

“The older children will be looking at classifying plants, while the younger children are keen to attract insects to the garden. The kids are also keen to crack on with planting things they can eat later.

“Graham has been a real inspiration to the children. He has shown them that, with a bit of hard work, wonderful things can happen.”

Sarah revealed the school was also on the lookout for businesses and members of the community to donate seeds, wood chip or other materials to help finish the pathways. To donate, contact Littleham Primary School on 01395 266535.

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