Natural success! School opens new garden

SCHOOL children will be able to get closer to nature in a new garden.

Following months of work carried out by volunteers, Roman Way School opened their new nature garden this week.

Royston MP Oliver Heald was on hand to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony, which was also attended by parents, pupils, and Royston’s county councillor Fiona Hill.

Head teacher Emma Chapman said: “The garden is part of our attempts to extend our creative curriculum, and over the last few months it has become a real community project.

“Royston Extended Schools have supported us, as have Tesco, while we had members of the youth group from Trinity Life Church in to dig out the pond.”

The garden is divided into three specific areas, with different types of plants located in each.

“We wanted to open it at this time of year because everything is in bloom and the garden will be at it’s best when the children first visit,” said Miss Chapman.

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“It’s a really exciting time for the school and the pupils, they get so much more out of learning about the natural world when they can experience it for themselves at first hand.”