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DC/764 United Kingdom, 2016-12-21

Bosch Rexroth pitches in for local school’s garden project

A team from local manufacturing firm, Bosch Rexroth, has pitched in to support with Eynesbury C of E Primary School’s ‘Help Me Grow’ garden project, which gives students space to learn and develop in the great outdoors.

The school, based in St. Neots, has wanted to upgrade its garden for the last 10 years. Being an authority-funded school, money is limited so the school launched a fundraising campaign.

With the financial and practical help of Bosch Rexroth and other local companies’ donations, the garden has been completely transformed and is set to benefit more than 100 children who attend the nursery and reception classes of the school every year, as well as the Squirrels after-school club.

Volunteers on the day included 15 colleagues from Bosch Rexroth, along with teachers and additional helpers from the school. Volunteers took part in creating a log cabin in the woods and building the forest school base camp - which includes a log circle, fire pit, pergola and canopy.

Passionate about its students’ development, the school wants to encourage learning in a natural environment, teaching children to appreciate the importance of nature. The forest school base camp will be used for both play and educational purposes. Giving pupils the chance to learn about seasons and watching plants and flowers grow, the space will also inspire imagination, where dens can be made, stories can be told and marshmallows toasted around the fire pit.

Talking about the day, Alastair Johnstone, managing director at Bosch Rexroth, said: “The ‘Help Me Grow’ project is a fantastic cause and we thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in and watching the transformation of the garden space. We can’t help but think that in just one day we’ve made a great difference to the school, its students and any children that attend in the future.”

Lesley Pruden, nursery teacher and head of the project at Eynesbury C of E School added: “In the digital age we live in, we strongly believe that time spent outdoors is crucial in developing our children into fully rounded individuals. We are so grateful to the support and generosity we have received so far from local businesses, with special thanks to staff at Bosch Rexroth who donated both time and money to our ‘Help Me Grow’ project. We can’t wait to see the children’s faces when they see the difference made to the garden.”

The school has also received support from a number of other local companies.

An additional fundraising initiative is taking place on Friday 30th September in the form of a quiz night, if you are interested in attending or if you would like any further information about the ‘Help Me Grow’ project and how you can get involved, please contact Claire Hoather at clairehoather@gmail.com


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Lynsey Cutler
15 Cromwell Road, St Neots 
PE19 2ES Cambridge
Phone: 01480 223290