In the longer term the ”outdoor fund”hopes to provide money to rehabilitate the school wildlife garden area. There is a pond here that needs to be restored. This area has long been used by pupils who enjoy practical recreation projects and who wish to learn about growing plants and produce in the gardening club. Gardening and interest in the Environment is a past time many of us have enjoyed during this constricted year and it seems a great thing to encourage at school too.
Pupils enjoy eating, studying and socialising outdoors which gives them freedom, fresh air and improves mental health.
We would also like to increase the number of hard wearing picnic tables as well has maintaining and weatherproofing those the school has already.
CGS is fortunate to have attractive grounds and adaptable outdoor spaces but it is important to maintain this pleasant environment and provide suitable equipment which can be a burden on stretched finances. The PFA wishes to support the the school in this where they can.