Orchard is kids’ new ‘classroom’

The Orchard at Sibford Gower Primary School
The Orchard at Sibford Gower Primary School

Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School is about to unveil its new Orchard Project, and it’s inviting prospective parents to come and see.

In February, governor and parent volunteers took on the challenge of reclaiming an area of overgown and disused ground next to the school.

The Orchard at Sibford Gower Primary Schoo

The Orchard at Sibford Gower Primary Schoo

Over the past few months, native wildflowers, plants and trees have been introduced, providing habitats for animals, insects and birds and a diverse range of plant life for the children to study.

The warm, wet weather this spring has meant many of the plants are already becoming well established and pupils have been exploring the mini-nature reserve.

The school’s head, Jane O’Sullivan, said: “The outdoor learning environment makes a perfect platform to encourage curiosity and discovery.

“Although still considered relatively small, we do take children from many of the surrounding villages. If there are any parents with children of primary age who are considering the best school place for their child, please accept our invitation to use this opportunity to come and meet us.”

The Orchard at Sibford Gower Primary School

The Orchard at Sibford Gower Primary School

The grand opening of The Orchard Project is on Sunday, June 7, from 2pm to 5pm.