Firms donate to Bury St Edmunds school’s green projects

Pictures from St Edmundsbury Primary School.    Jenny Rutter with Brian Byers from B & Q, with kids Bryony Cleaver, Teagan Brickell, Hamish Miller and Noah Sparks-Shepherd.   By the allotments outside the school.
Pictures from St Edmundsbury Primary School. Jenny Rutter with Brian Byers from B & Q, with kids Bryony Cleaver, Teagan Brickell, Hamish Miller and Noah Sparks-Shepherd. By the allotments outside the school.

Two leading companies have donated hundreds of pounds worth of equipment and materials towards a Bury St Edmunds school’s green projects.

DIY giant B&Q, in Risbygate Street, has worked in partnership with St Edmundsbury Primary on its outdoor learning and given a small shed, wheelbarrow, spades, watering cans and bark chippings .

It donated wood and corrugated plastic for the school’s plastic bottle greenhouse and is helping to build an arbor and gate for its forest area. The store also provided nets and plants for St Edmundsbury’s allotment beds.

Meanwhile, British Sugar delivered a lorry load of top soil.

Jenny Rutter, class teacher and science co-ordinator, thanked the companies for their generosity.

The allotment has been developed in a joint project with a school in Rwanda.

n Pupils at St Edmundsbury Primary recently enjoyed an African themed sports day with equipment made from recycled materials and games such as mango and spoon and carry water on your head. The winning team, Green House, received a shield. A cake stall run by Year 2 made £36 for the Send a Cow charity.

n County Upper School students proved their foreign language expertise following success in the Language Perfect World Championships - emerging top in England and seventh globally. Thirty two Year 9 students honed their French skills during a language immersion visit to a chateau in Normandy. Activities included adventure trails, cookery and archery.

n A sports morning at Thurston Primary saw mixed teams of pupils enjoy sit down rollerball, hurdles, bean bag throwing, basket ball and hockey dribbling.

Students from Thurston Community College helped with each activity.The White team emerged as the winners. Early Years and Key Stage One children also visited Jimmy’s Farm.

n A summer fete at Barningham Primary raised nearly £1,000 for the school.

n Den building was the activity of choice for Rattlesden Primary pupils during their visit to Bradfield Woods. Classes have been to the woods on rotation throughout the year.