For one week
in 2012, friends, family, local businesses, Governors,
teachers, local residents and all the pupils of Derwent
Vale Primary and Nursery School came together with the
common aim of transforming a tired looking playground
and grass area into something spectacular.
All hands came together as tree roots were dug out,
stones were painted, plants were sown in their own
allotment area, coats of paint were given to everything
that stood still for more than two minutes, concrete was
removed and a general good tidy up was done.
At the end of a tiring week during which children
tackled mathematical problems and applied practical
solutions, worked in teams, persevered with difficult
tasks ( tree roots, anyone?!) and developed social
skills otherwise not tapped into, the end result was a
playground and grass area to be proud of.
also helped to build a greenhouse made out of recycled
empty 2LTR drink bottles which looks absolutely