Groundforce Days… making a difference



The sun was shining for us on Saturday 30th March, what a glorious day for Ground Force!  It started with delivery of our skip on Friday 29th March.   This skip was kindly donated to us by 1st Place Skip Hire what a lovely company to deal with.  With their donation of the skip, we have managed to clear far more than we would have without it.  So massive thanks again to 1st place Skip Hire.  It makes such a difference to our school being able to shift so much stuff in one go!  We can highly recommend 1st Place Skip Hire should you need a skip in the future.


We managed to get so much done.  We had a steady stream of volunteers throughout the day, most of our regulars, but quite a few new faces too, which was great! It so nice making the grounds look fab, not only for the children, but our whole school community.  Without you, this day would not be possible.

It was a hive of activity this Ground Force Day.  Bed weeding, gully clearing, fence and some bench painting, putting up a tool shed, digging soil improver into the beds by the greenhouse and making everything as tidy as can be.  The fence up towards the MUGA has been removed in readiness for a new one to be erected over the Easter break.  The new fencing was kindly donated to us, by way of store credit, by AVS Fencing this credit allowed us to get the parts for the whole 20 metre fence that needs replacing!

Fencing being taken out in readiness for new fence


Beds with soil improver added, and tool shed put up, area cleaned


Fence and Bench painting gully clearing



Outdoor seating area under tree

Sensory Garden clear up

Prayer Garden

After work had been completed the difference was astounding.  Many hands definitely made light work.

Mr Lewin wasn’t able to be there on the day, but still provided all the supplies for bacon butties, so very big thank you.  We are sure this helps round up more volunteers.  Another special thanks goes to Luigi, Marcus and Alun, dads of the school, who put the tool shed up.

Thank you to each and every volunteer who arrived on the day, and all of the children who also got stuck in helping to fill up the skip.  This day simply would not be possible without each and every one of you.

Again, huge thanks to 1st Place Skip Hire the wonderful donation of the skip!

We hope to see our lovely volunteers again in Autumn, ready for another Ground Force Day.