Sowerby Primary School

Tuesday, 10th September 2013
A view of a corner of a garden with wooden decking.

We were delighted to visit Sowerby Primary School, Thirsk, in September and be shown round their grounds by headteacher, Mrs Yendall. The school has worked hard over the last few years to transform their grounds into a wonderful, additional, resource for learning and play. We were shown the fenced wildlife pond with dipping platform; a variety of willow structures; the newly planted trees that form the beginnings of a wildlife corridor and their productive kitchen garden, run by parents and children.

We also presented the school with one of the YGT Grounds Development Awards to help them transform a barren spot into a sensory garden. We have the 'before' picture (below) and look forward to seeing the 'after' shots!