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Kingsland School help Stanley residents prepare for spring

Published 10 November 2015

Year 6 students from Kingsland Primary School in Stanley braved the autumn weather to take part in spring bulb planting organised by the Moorhouse Community Action Group and WDH.

The planting is part of WDH’s Love Where You Live project to improve the appearance of the local area for residents who live there.

Ground maintenance providers Sodexo did the ground preparation work ready for the children to get started. The students were joined by teaching assistants, carers and their class teacher for the bulb planting session which saw them plant a variety of spring bulbs including daffodils and tulips into three circular planters for the residents of Moorhouse Close to enjoy come spring.

Sarah Horsley, The students’ teacher, said: “The children all really enjoyed the activity, despite the weather! It’s great for them to be able to participate in outdoor learning and give something back to the local community, as this forms a big part of their citizenship lessons. We plan to revisit in spring to see the results of our hard work!”

Kathryn Hutchinson, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “WDH are always looking to work with schools on projects that benefit the local community, and this has been no exception.  Thanks to the pupils and staff from Kingsland Primary School who came out on the day, I’m sure the residents on Moorhouse Close can’t wait to see their new view in spring.”

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