Friendship blossoms in new eco garden

Green fingers: the children enjoyed getting their hands dirty.

The School Council and Eco Warriors at Pirehill First School have developed an environmentally friendly, quiet friendship space on their Key Stage 2 playground thanks to a Staffordshire Borough Council Eco-Schools Eco Grant.

The existing wooden structure on the playground looked neglected and served no useful purpose, so this was the area the School Council and Eco Warriors chose to develop. They were thrilled when their bid was successful and keen to get to work.

The new ‘friendship zone’ was showcased as part of the judging route for Stone in Bloom’s entry to Britain in Bloom, with thanks given to Stafford Borough Council Eco-Schools Eco Grant in a display the children created for the event.

The new friendship space with its ‘buddy benches’

This team effort by the School Council, Eco Warriors and the PTA has inspired a Gardening Club to be formed, who have transformed the whole school grounds with planters and bunting.

The Gardening Club now has plans to extend its activities next year to include a greenhouse and vegetable plot.