Primary school celebrate
Staff and pupils at Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary School were delighted to hear their names called out as ‘Best kept School’ with under 75 pupils at an awards ceremony at County Hall last month. It was the accumulation of a lot of hard work by the pupils of Years 3 and 4 who have thoroughly enjoyed weeding, digging, planting, watering, composting and nurturing fruit, vegetables and flowers under the watchful eye of class teacher Miss Lucy Jenkins.
The children from years 3 and 4 showed the judges around the school grounds on a sunny afternoon and they looked at four things:- The vegetable planters where the children have successfully grown strawberries, beetroot, onions, runner beans, potatoes, lettuce, herbs and beautiful smelling sweet peas! : the composting area where the whole school is recycling green and food waste and water: the wildlife area where the children very enthusiastically showed the judges the pond area and the frogs, newts, bird boxes and feeders. They liked the minibeasts habitat that had been created by recycled willow: the flower beds and hanging baskets where the children were able to tell the judges what the names of the flowers were that they had planted.
The school is hoping to build on their success, using some of the prize money to purchase some more seeds and plants for fruit and vegetables, and plants that will attract wildlife such as butterflies and more bird feeders to encourage garden birds for all of the community to enjoy!