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Conservation garden opens

David Bellamy Opens Garden

What an afternoon it was at West Kirby Primary School for the official opening of the Educational Trust/Spider's Heritage wildlife conservation garden, and thanks to the man upstairs who gave us such lovely weather reports Brian Hayes.

There to do the honours was professor David Bellamy and the winner of the competition, Maisie Stephens but first we were treated to the whole school singing two songs especially prepared for the event and by golly did they sing! Maisie then read her winning poem to the whole assembly. Everyone present including pupils, teachers, about 30 parents and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Wirral moved from the assembly hall to the playground and the garden. Expertly built on tarmac by Acer Gardens owner, Peter Newton, the garden looked an absolute treat.

Peter has built gardens for this competition from the start but any would be hard pressed to beat the quality of this one. Stocked with native wild flowers in raised beds along with a pool, bog garden, nesting boxes, bug boxes and a myriad of other features this was a credit both to Peter, Spider's Appeal and all the sporting individuals up and down the country who contributed money to help finance this competition.

I can say with confidence that this school was absolutely delighted to win this prize and that it will become an enduring resource for the whole school.

Click here for pictures of the day

Posted: 26 May 2014

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