Form 6 got their hands dirty planting some new flowers at Burley in Wharfedale’s War Memorial, ahead of the weekend’s Remembrance service. The children worked together to spruce up the tubs by the Memorial for members of the local community to admire.
Ghyll Royd has taken responsibility of the flower tubs and will tend to them and replant every six months. Not only is it a hands on activity for the children, it gives them the opportunity to meet more members of the local community, and also gets them thinking about why we look after our community and why they should have these responsibilities.
Originally, each School House had been asked to get involved with a local community project, which prompted Form 1 teacher Mrs Downes to get in touch with the Burley-in-Wharfedale Community Trust. After finding out that the Trust needed some help maintaining the five planting tubs which surround the town’s war memorial, the whole school decided to get involved in looking after the area.
Thank you to Bernie, Ghyll Royd groundsman for sourcing the new plants, and Duncan Ault Chair of the Burley-in-Wharfedale Community Trust for your help in organising the planting.
You can read about the school’s last planting session with Forms 1 and 2.
Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.