Last Saturday saw another successful Satur-Dads and Super-Mums event in the Larch Centre. Mums, dads, grandparents, staff and children all came along to support the event that was planned and organised by Kelly and Kayla and the other members of the Green Fingers at Simon Balle group. The day would not have been possible without them. It was well planned and organised. Glenn from Willowside Gardens very generously donated plants, planters, compost, bark, manpower and professional advice.
It was a sunny, warm day and an early start at 8:30am. We were all assigned jobs and everyone set to work painting fences, decorating cable reels, digging in a wild area, making a seating area out of a GIANT reel and tyres, planting borders and planting boxes, making a music wall and refreshing the herb garden. The children helped to paint gold balls and stones for a design outside year 1 and others helped Mrs Southall to weed the year 2 beds and clear for new planting.
With the whole community working together, we were able to achieve a lot in a short space of time. Every year, gardens need a spruce up and ours now looks ready for summer with fresh plants filling the planters and borders. It looks colourful and vibrant and the children love the new additions.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who gave up their time on Saturday morning to help at school. You can see from the group photo that the day was well attended and this is evidence of the fantastic community we have here at Simon Balle. Thank you also the cake makers, the donations givers, the material donators and everyone who helped in the preparation stages as well as on the day. What a turn out… this is our third year of Satur-dads. I wonder what next year will bring!