Sara's Woodland Garden
It was wonderful to see so many people at Pebble Wood Day, to launch the woodland garden in memory of Sara Illsley. Sara was a much loved Nursery Nurse, who worked with the Pebbles in Class 1 for over eight years and sadly died in May of last year. The presence of so many pupils, past and present, with their parents and grandparents, as well as friends and staff, in such wet and cold conditions, was a mark of tribute to how Sara endeared herself to everyone's hearts. The garden area was marked out at the end of the field and several trees were planted, along with daffodils at their base. We were delighted that Sara's husband, Nick, and their daughter, Charlotte, were able to attend and plant the first tree. We are looking forward to seeing the garden develop over the next few years, as the protective Cornish hedge is built, allowing less hardy trees to be planted. We hope to see the hedgerows full of native shrubs and wildflowers, as a reflection of the beauty of the natural environment Sara so loved. A big thank you to Lucy Trinder and Sally Pyner for co-ordinating the project and the activities today, and to the PTA for providing the wonderfully reviving refreshments.