Your News: Pupils dig in to enhance the town’s appearance

Youngsters from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy and Bourne Abbey Primary Academy helped with a community planting scheme
Youngsters from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy and Bourne Abbey Primary Academy helped with a community planting scheme
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Pupils from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy have been out in force this week supporting our town council’s endeavour to encourage people to get growing, to enhance public spaces and their own environment. 

On Monday a group of Year 5 children, assisted by Mrs Cornell and Mrs Ellis who run the school’s gardening club, freshened up our town planter.  

On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, pupils from Year 6 enjoyed working with children from Bourne Abbey Primary Academy in a joint venture to plant over 1,000 bulbs along a bank in the Wellhead Park, just off St Peter’s Road. The bulbs were kindly supplied by Andy Scotney and the team from Bourne United Charities, who reported, “It was lovely to see the local school children get involved in the planting.” 

The supporting staff from both schools agreed it was a great opportunity to work together for the town and hope to have further opportunities. Both Mrs Cornell, Bourne Westfield Environmental Teacher, and Mrs Keefe, who teaches at Bourne Abbey Primary Academy, agreed, “It was a real delight to see the children working together so enthusiastically and we are looking forward to the Spring when we can see the bank swathed in colour.”