On Friday 13th September (lucky for some) the HR Team from Woking Borough Council went along to The Barnsbury Primary School to help them with their Pond Project, the final piece of their Sensory Garden.
The Sensory Garden at The Barnsbury has been an ongoing project which offers the children at the school a number of different areas to engage with wildlife and enjoy outside learning.
The team got straight to work, cutting down overgrown trees, wading through and cleaning the existing pond, weeding, removing brambles and nettles and even re-homing frogs! They even helped clear the vegetable patch so the children could start to grow their own vegetables again.
Louise Hammond, Deputy Headteacher at The Barnsbury said "The volunteers from Woking Borough council were incredibly helpful, proactive and were really keen to support the school in clearing the pond and vegetable patches for the children. They were willing to get their hands dirty, get stung and wade through the pond in order to create an accessible environment for the children"
She added "I think the whole process with CMPP was amazing. All along the journey, everyone has been incredibly helpful and keen to support the school. I definitely hope we can continue to work together again in the future."
Sarah Reed, Principal HR Advisor at Woking Borough Council said, "a real enjoyable day had by all involved, a great team achievement and a sense of giving back to the Community. The school staff really looked after us and also got stuck in and helped too. A great team effort!"
AMAZING team effort. Well done to all the volunteers on their Community Action Day and for all the hard work and time you gave to this wonderful community project.