Dear Parents/Carers,

We need your help-Development of the school's garden

Last Summer we worked on the development of our two Forest School areas, planted a small orchard parallel to the school garden, planted a number of small saplings at the front of the school and planted hedging whips around the school fence boundaries.

This Summer we would like to develop the school garden and work is already under way.  We have laid weed suppressant and bark chip around the raised beds, introduced compost bins and planted a willow border to mark its boundary.  We have joined 'The friends of the honeybee' (run by The British beekeeper's association) and would like to develop our garden raised beds to encourage insects by planting a range of pollinators but unfortunately, due to a deficit in school funding, we cannot purchase the resources we need to bring this project to fruition.   

If you are able to, we are asking for donations of both part full and complete bags of multipurpose compost to build up our raised beds and any spare seeds you may have.  Please find attached a link of the sort of seeds we are hoping to plant to attract the insects. Planting for Pollinators | British Beekeepers Association (

If you do have spare seeds or full/part full multipurpose compost bags, please can you leave them outside the school office?

Thank you for anticipated support.

Kind regards

 Angela Lewis

Head Teacher

Howley Grange Primary School

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