Give Peace a chance

A PEACE Garden has been designed by creative youngsters at St Anne’s CE Lydgate Primary School – but they need the help of local businesses to turn it into a reality.

Pupils worked with staff and grounds maintenance manager Paul Tootill to plan the place of reflection and learning, which will be added to the Grasscroft school’s current grounds next spring. 

The plans, drawn up by Dan Butler, include a music area with bongos and a xylophone, a weather station with sun dial, a stream, reading and relaxing areas, and plants.

The School Council will be actively involved in overseeing the project while the gardening club, set up at Easter, will take part in the initial planting and on-going maintenance.

But with a long wish list of items required – including donations, blubs and flowers, mosaic tiles, and building materials – the children need a helping hand to move their ideas forward.

A fundraising committee is securing grants for the project, which has been backed by Love Lydgate, but matched funding and resources are needed so the plans can go ahead. P12 St Annes 2

Headteacher Mrs Fraser said: “Our children have been involved in designing the garden right from the onset and their vision and design ideas have been the inspiration.

“We are keen to give them an educational environment where they can discover more about the world around them.

“It would be wonderful if you could become involved in our project by offering any assistance to turn the children’s hopes, vision and ideas into reality.”

If you are interested in helping St Anne’s peace garden by contributing funding or resources, please email sbergin@stannescelydgate.oldham.sch.uk 

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