Redhill Primary Academy enjoyed a bloomin' marvellous garden celebration
A local housebuilder gave school children a ‘blooming’ delight, by unveiling a secret garden created especially for them.
As part of Redrow Midland’s division commitment to creating thriving communities, the team offered to transform the unused, overgrown land at Redhill Primary Academy in Telford.
Redrow, alongside TC Landscapes, worked all summer on creating an outdoor haven for the children and teachers to enjoy. Designed as a wildlife sanctuary, the garden will provide a place where students can enjoy a peaceful moment or learn about nature.
The garden was unveiled at a special assembly at the school with the help of special guest Mr Bloom, of CBeebies Mr Bloom's Nursery fame, to the delight and surprise of the children, who had no idea the garden had been renovated.
Alongside the children, many of the teachers had been kept in the dark about the plans for the garden. The garden has been named the Groves Garden in memory of Mr Groves, a founding member of the Ironbridge Lions, who loved gardens and sadly passed away in October 2017. The school has supported the Lions over the past few years with various charitable donations.
The garden was designed by five children, who form the school Eco-Warriors group at Redhill Primary. They put their heads together and created a drawing of the garden, which Redrow then brought to life.
Pauline Turnbull, sales director for our Midlands division, said: “We’re so pleased to have been able to help our neighbor Redhill Primary Academy with this project. Nature is so important, and it is especially vital we teach the next generation to love and care for it. There was a lot of thought that went into making the garden, including using recycled materials, and we’re delighted with how it turned out.
“The Eco-warriors did a fabulous job designing the garden, I’d certainly offer them a job if they were a little older! I also would like to say a special thanks to Mr Bloom too, who so kindly came down to open the garden.”
Lydia Cartwright, deputy head teacher at Redhill Primary Academy, said: “I was delighted when Redrow offered to help bring the garden to life, especially as the ground has been derelict and unused for years. We now have a wonderful area where our children can play and learn.”
Mr Bloom, from CBeebies, said: “It was brilliant to come down and meet the kids and teachers who’ve done such a fantastic job making this garden into a reality! This is going to be a very special place for the children and for the local environment to enjoy and thrive in. I’d love to come back soon and see what animals have settled in!”
Abbey Walk is ideally situated north-east of the Midlands town of Telford, in the vibrant, yet peaceful suburb of Priorslee. It is also located close to the M54 motorway, making it a fantastic base from which to commute to other parts of the country.
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