Pupils Plant Bulbs For Their Local Community
Pupils from Howard Community Primary School were eager to be involved in the Howard Green Hearts Residents Group event held recently. The pupils worked with the team, who included members of the school’s PTA, to plant bulbs within the shopping precinct on the Howard estate in Bury St Edmunds, which will be ready to bloom in the spring.
Alison Weir, Acting Headteacher said: “As a school we are always keen to be involved in local community events. When Katie Parker, Town Councillor, invited pupils to participate we felt that this was a great opportunity for our year 1 pupils to learn about planting whilst at the same time provide them with the experience of contributing to their own community and follow the growth of the bulbs over the next few months.”
Jonathan Culpin, CEO of Anglian Learning, who was invited to join the pupils said: “The local community is at the heart of our schools within Anglian Learning, and this event was an opportunity for some of our pupils at Howard Community Primary School to create fond memories whilst at the same time learning through a practical experience. I was pleased to be able to participate.”
Katie Parker, Town Councillor, said” I’m absolutely delighted to be working with the Howard Primary, PTA and the Green Hearts Residents group. The bulbs were a donation from them, and it’ll be really heart-warming to see them all coming through after a long and cold winter. A great example of a proactive community all working together to make the place where they live great.”