Worcestershire Primary School Hartlebury has been awarded up to £1000 by insurance company Aviva for their project to transform an unused area of the school garden into an Eco Peace Garden featuring a vegetable patch, sensory garden and a peaceful prayer and memorial seating area with artwork commemorating loved ones who the students have lost. Many students of the small school have lost family members in the last year and the memorial space is intended to become an area in which students can reflect and be close to nature.
The Garden will also help the school become more eco-friendly and provide learning opportunities for vegetable growing and garden management. In response to the awarded funding the school said: “We are a small rural school and our PTA work so hard to provide opportunities and experiences for our pupils, raising aspirations and broadening horizons. We are a real family at Hartlebury and work tirelessly to support and value every pupil: a memorial garden really aims to ensure we can do this.”
Local MP Nigel Huddleston also reacted the news, saying: “It is fantastic to see a local Worcestershire school benefitting from this community fund, which I highly commend Aviva for running. This is an extremely worthy project that will create an even more productive and welcoming learning environment for the students at Hartlebury than was already in place. I would like to extend my warm congratulations to the staff members who put the successful bid for this funding together”