Over 40 parents, staff and children turned up on Saturday 21 April for Hungerford Primary School’s “Make a Difference” Day and that’s exactly what they did. And Penny Post readers kindly made some lovely donations which the Parent Council were really pleased with.
The day was organised by the school’s Parent Council, led by Sarah Young. Fences were painted, areas were cleaned up, equipment washed and repaired and the grounds generally tidied up. Helpfully, the weather was kind to this intrepid band which meant that help kept coming throughout the whole day which ran from 9am to 5pm.
Much of the effort went into gardening. One Dad constructed several fabulous raised beds for the Key Stage 1 classes to use; these were then filled with a variety of different plants and herbs, generously donated by the local Wyevale Garden Centre and parents. These were also used to improve the appearance of the once overgrown border at the edge of the school’s main path.
As one parent said, “Hungerford Primary is a great school. The staff work really hard for our children and if parents can help the school and pupils by giving up a few hours of time, then everyone’s a winner. It’s a no brainer really.”
Headteacher, David Mayer, was overwhelmed by the parental response and the amount of work that was done. He said, “The turnout was fantastic and Sarah and her team should feel really proud of how well the day went. Their aim was to make a difference and everyone who turned up to help did just that. I can’t thank the parents enough for all their hard work. The improvements are wonderful.”
Such was the enthusiasm of parents for the day that another one is planned in the near future to complete the list of jobs identified by the school.
If anyone would like to visit the school and take a look at the latest improvements, please contact the school office on 01488 682230 or through the school’s website