Harlows Angels

Our music sessions are continuing at Angel Court this half term, but before they began Miss Rowe took the children to Angel Court to give the Platinum Parterre a bit of a face lift. Signs of Spring were all around but under the debris of winter. The children picked up leaves and branches blown down by the latest storms. Brushed the paths. They sorted out Tom’s greenhouse area, where he is tenderly bringing on plants ready to inject a bit of new life to the garden. Got rid of broken tools and damaged pots. They planted some willow they’d harvested from school, this will bring a useful resource to the garden. Added some pond weed taken from our school ponds which will hopefully help oxygenate the water.

It was very rewarding to be able to give the gift of youthful energy to our friends, hopefully enabling them to enjoy their community garden as the weather warms. Many hands make light work of a job that the residents simply would not be able to do themselves. Towards the end of the session Miss Rowe noticed the garden had gone very quiet, only to find a pile of muddy wellies in the doorway. Bob had arrived and it didn’t take much encouragement to run a quick, highly competitive, game of dominos before home time. He said he thought the residents would be very happy and surprised to see their tidy garden. A lovely afternoon and a good deed done.

Principle 3: Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

Article 15 – We all have the right to friends.

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