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Green fingers day at Surfleet Primary School

Youngsters at Surfleet Primary School ensured their school will be a riot of colour in the spring after taking part in a 'Green fingers' day.

Year 1 pupils at the Station Road school recently spent a day outdoors, tidying, weeding and planting trees, shrubs and bulbs.

The school is a Forest School and is working towards the platinum level of the Woodland Trust's Green Tree Schools awards, having already secured the gold level.

Hundreds of bulbs were donated by Andy Boyton, head gardener at Springfields Horticultural Society; five trees were secured from the Commonwealth Canopy project, announced by the Queen and Sir David Attenborough, while parents also donated bulbs to be planted.

The day was led by Reception and Year 1 teacher, Annet Baxter, who is also the school's Forest School lead.

"It was an envionmental day, which was also educational," said Mrs Baxter. "The children learned things such as not to touch fallen leaves, as animals may be hibernating or need them."


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