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Volunteers lend a hand to spruce up Parkstone infant school
STAFF, students and parents came together to spruce up their school’s grounds on Saturday for everyone to enjoy.
Paintbrushes, gardening gloves and tools, and a whole host of positive spirit was brought to Sylvan Infant School on Livingstone Road for the volunteering day.
Fen Lennox, school caretaker, said: “There was a lot of painting needed for our two sheds, and time spent clearing all the dead plants and weeds away from the flowerbeds and planters.
He added: “We’ve got an open day on October 23 which we are also working towards, and so we were glad to see around 25 people turn up to help.
“Obviously we have groundsmen who come and work on the school grounds twice a year, but this way we had a lot more hands to help clear things up and make it look better.”
The fences in the playground were repainted, the sheds used for PE equipment were re-decorated to look like beach huts and weeds were cleared from the beds of plants.
Sarah Lee, Head teacher of Sylvan Infant School, said: “Everyone had a role to play, even children of staff came along and joined in to get the job done.
“We have worked hard over the summer to get the inside of the school looking fabulous in readiness for our new school year as Sylvan Infant School, and there were just a few bits that needed a tidy.”
She said that the fact that so many people turned out to help is a good reflection of the great community they have at Sylvan.
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