COMMUNITY spirit wasn’t in short supply as people dug deep to create a new woodland walk at a school.
Volunteers from Southern Electric, in Havant, brought in diggers to excavate a new pathway at St John’s Primary School in Rowlands Castle.
Then parents and teachers rallied round to lay wood chippings – worth £350 and donated by the Stansted estate – over the weekend, aptly named ‘The Big Dig’.
The project is another element of the school’s outdoor learning project, which aims to create learning spaces for children in the fresh air.
Sharon Armstrong, a parent who is helping the project, said: ‘It was a fun weekend. There was a good sense of community spirit and everyone got stuck in.
‘A lovely story-telling area has been created around one of the big oak trees.’
She thanked the volunteers from Southern Electric. ‘We couldn’t have done it without them,’ said Sharon.