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Keeping Sandford Hill Tidy

Mr Walford was absolutely delighted to receive this e mail from one of our parents this morning:

I would like to share with you how fantastic some of your children are. I am a local childminder and parent. I teach the children who attend my setting about looking after our environment and each other. 

On our way in to school this morning the children took it upon themselves to pick up litter and put it in the bin at school. They are fantastic in my opinion and deserve a little recognition. 
Our team of litter pickers were Romannie Jones Y6, Kai Benbow Y3, Evie (Evelyn) Lawton Y2, Rowan Johnson and Shaye Knall Reception. 
I have attached a picture of 2 of them. 
Great job children and a very fine example for us all to follow! 


The children in Reception would like to say a big thank you to the woodland group for making the fantastic stickmen which we discovered in the woods this morning. The children loved exploring the woods which has been the woodland group have been working hard to clear and they can’t wait to visit again.
We collected lots of sticks and made our own googly eyed stickmen when we got back to the classroom. The Julia Donaldson story really was brought to life.

Brambles and Stick Men

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The group were pleased to find that all the stick men they made last week had been discovered! Reception children had visited the woods earlier and were thrilled to see the little people who lived there!
Tonight we cleared a lot more of the path, composting all the waste. Some also continued to pick up litter. Well done everyone.

John Muir Group

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What a lovely evening down in the woods. Mr Hassall has marked out the first part of the path and a group continued to chop the brambles down and add all the waste to the compost bin. Well done everyone.

John Muir Friday Club

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It was a wet, muddy session tonight down in the woods but lots of hard work was put in. We were able to clear lots more of the weeds and brambles from what will be our new pathway. Also each session we carry out some litter picking and this is making such a difference. It really is looking fantastic!

Gardening Club returns

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Gardening Club have returned following their winter break! We managed to prepare the soil in the polytunnel, plant some potatoes, carry out some general tidying and had a look at our new shed. Well done for your hard work tonight gardeners.

Down in the Woods.

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Our after school session down in the woods today was lovely. We worked on two activities – hunting for mini beasts and further cutting back of the brambles and weeds.
We talked about how to be careful when looking for little creatures so we don’t hurt them or their habitats. Everyone was so kind and respectful.
Great progress was made clearing more of the brambles – we’ve still got lots to do but it was exciting using the tools and seeing how much we managed to cut. What lovely weather too! Well done team!


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Thank you to some of our wonderful Eco Warriors and Gardening Club members today who gave up their time to go litter picking around by Key Stage 1. We got half a bag full in less than 20 minutes! It made us all think about why we should put our litter in the bin! There was even bits of tinsel on the field!