There are several planters in the playground at Blackridge Primary Playground that were pretty empty and looking past their best. A handful of trees and shrubs were there and the School, Eco-Committee and Parent Teacher Council decided to put them back into use after seeing the success of the Nursery Planting.
A planting day was arranged and advertised and preparations began for the playground makeover.
It was a cracking sunny day and we got stuck in straight away. Here’s a few before shots.
Thanks to a group of many parent volunteers throughout the day the beds really began to take shape. We even got some keen student volunteers wanting to help plant during their lunch, which was great help. The benches were also stained and look really great. Lots of fruit, veg, herbs & great bio-diverse plants are now in their new home. We’re looking forward to seeing what we can HARVEST & EAT when school is back in after the summer! Thanks to Blackridge Primary for supplying the plants, planters and benches. And a HUGE thanks to all the many parents who came out and gave a hand throughout the day- we couldn’t have done this without you! Here’s a few of the volunteers.