V Schools have been making a difference in the local community as they headed to a nearby primary school to help with a spot of gardening.
Over the summer, V Schools headed to Twerton Infants’ to meet with staff members and discuss volunteering possibilities at the school. Over the course of the meeting, a few ideas as to how best support the school came up, one of which was helping to clear and prepare raised beds in the school garden area.
On a brisk autumn day, Project Leader Ella Mccarthy, volunteers Nichakarn Jinnukool, James Martin and photographer Amy Thomas picked up their gardening tools and spent an hour in the fresh air digging out weeds and turning the earth, ready for the infant school children to plant flower and vegetable seeds in.
The school were thrilled with the efforts, commenting, ‘we wanted to say thank you so much to the V Team for all their help with preparing our raised beds. This will make such a different for the children who will gain the experience of gardening and the magic of planting a seed and watching it grow.’ They added that, ‘we have been unable to do any gardening for the last couple of years due to the condition that the raised beds had got into. V Schools have made a real difference and we can’t thank them enough for giving up their time’.
Project Leader Ella said that she, ‘really enjoyed clearing the raised bed at Twerton’ and added that, ‘I wanted to help support the school and when they suggested clearing the raised beds, I was really excited! I’ve always enjoyed gardening at home and couldn’t wait to support the school. The other volunteers were also friendly which made the whole experience a lot of fun. Seeing the beds afterwards was really rewarding as there is now so much potential for the children to have fun gardening.’
A big well done to V Schools for all their hard work, it is definitely appreciated! If you’d like to get involved with student volunteering then make sure you check out the V Team’s web page
for more information.