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Going For Gold

Chairman of the Parish Council George Beckford and Head Teacher Helen Lamb plant the "Going for Gold" tree

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 2007. 

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 Beckford said. 

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.   

Parish Council Chairman George Beckford with children at the planting.

“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 added. 

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