A reflection on the day by Gloria Barnett (...the Weird Fish Lady)
An enormous thank you to all who were involved with the clearance at St. Johns School on Saturday. It was a real hand’s-on situation. Andreas was an absolute star – organising the mechanical digger, dumper truck and tractor and the experienced builders who gave up their time for the day. I don’t honestly think we could have managed even 10% of what was achieved without having those machines. Work started at 8.00 am and finished at 4 pm – We had Rotary Club members- Jarle, Peter, Phil, Chris B, myself and Andreas. (about 1/3rd of our Club members – that’s good !). Jarle supplied extra help from friends too.
We had a total of 19 people and our age range of workers was from aged 11 years – to 78 years!
The fencing has been replaced along one side of the forest school area (thanks Jarle for the donation of the fencing) and thanks to the team of fencing ‘constructors’ on the day. The fence posts were hammered into the very hard ground by the bucket on the digger! The nettles and brambles were removed from vast areas of the site and the tractor driver has volunteered to come back and complete doing the whole area where we will eventually be providing the various learning areas shown on the map you should have seen.
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