Going For Gold
Children and parents from Hethersett Woodside First
School joined head teacher Helen Lamb and chairman of Hethersett Parish
Council George Beckford to plant tree to help launch Anglia in Bloom
A 12 foot Whitebeam was planted in the school’s
grounds and pupils from the school council also planted a number of
perennials and shrubs around the tree.
The symbolic planting co-incided with similar
events throughout East Anglia to help launch this year’s competition:
“Despite the cold this is the official first day
of spring and the launch of Anglia in Bloom which saw us receive a
silver award last year. This year we will be going for gold,” Mr
Over the past few months the school has been
working closely with the Hethersett Environmental Action Group (HEAT)
with volunteers helping to tidy-up the grounds as well as installing
hedgehog boxes and making a variety of other improvements.
“HEAT and the Friends of the School group, along
with scouts, brownies and guides have been working very hard to improve
the environment both at the school and in the village,” Mr Beckford
Mrs Lamb praised the efforts of HEAT: “It is very
important for our school to be part of the community and involved in the
excellent work that HEAT are doing both at the school and in the
village,” she said.
Other improvements already carried out in the village include new flower beds on the B1172 to help add a splash of colour. Numerous other projects are planned before the Anglia in Bloom judging takes place in