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Children brave the showers to celebrate garden opening
8:00am Tuesday 10th July 2012 in Kingswinford
YOUNGSTERS at St Mary’s Primary School in Kingswinford braved the downpours to celebrate the official opening of their new jubilee garden.
The school has turned a disused and overgrown piece of land into a eco area/woodland classroom with a pond, benches, artwork, a bird hide and a bird cam thanks to a £5,000 lottery grant from Awards for All.
Dignitaries including the Mayor of Dudley - councillor Melvyn Mottram - and his wife Michelle, the Mayoress, attended the somewhat soggy opening event on Friday July 6, along with former Mayor - Kingswinford councillor Peter Miller - and Ann Mundy, Worcester Diocese’s director of education.
Headteacher Linda Perkins however said: “There was a sea of umbrellas in the orchard but it was absolutely lovely; the weather did not spoil a single thing.”
Children also buried a time capsule in the garden so future generations who may unearth it will be able to find out about school days and life in 2012.
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