Can they dig it? Yes they can! Children get stuck in to clearing up their grounds

BUSY Youngsters help clear up the site
BUSY Youngsters help clear up the site
Yousef Alam 6, Isabella Doyle 6, Halle Wellham 6, George McKechnie 6 and Isabel Manchip 6 with one of the islands they made out of papier mache

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CHILDREN, teachers and parents alike all rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in at a school’s autumn tidy-up.

The volunteers all mucked in at Hook-with-Warsash Primary School’s Dig Day, to help clear weeds and reorganise the school’s environmental area.

After being allowed to become overgrown during the summer, the troop of helpers spent the day pruning, raking and pulling it back into shape.

And the hard-working volunteers were rewarded with a well-deserved lunch provided by the school’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA).

Hot soup, rolls and home-baked cakes kept the troops motivated and ensured that everyone was well fed after all the hard work that had taken place.

Part of the day involved clearing the pond area which is in need of redevelopment as the pond lining needs replacement. The PTFA is planning to work over the next year to raise funds for a new lining for the pond.

Headteacher Christopher Hines said: ‘The school would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with Dig Day, without the help of the volunteers we would not be able to provide such a wonderful resource for the children to learn in.

A special thank you must go to the PTFA who gave up their Sunday to provide all the tasty treats for the volunteers.’

The environmental area at the Church Road, Warsash school has been developed as a local community project and other groups such as pre-schools frequently use the site for studies including mini-beast hunts and nature detective trails.