Our Reflection Garden

Over the past few years we have been gradually developing our Reflection Garden and the School Council have played a part a big part in this, supported by Mrs Hauxwell. Initially two years ago our Year 5 pupils and Mrs Fulton completed research into a local hero, Thomas Barton. Mrs Holloway from St John’s Catholic Academy supported the pupils in producing a ceramic testimony to his bravery. He was indeed a brave man; on his way back from Willington Pit in 1908, he rushed into a burning house in Railway Terrace and rescued a child. He was a man to admire! The ceramic scene in our Reflection Area depicts the story of this man’s heroic deed.
This term Mr Frame has been helping enhance the garden as much of the work was too heavy for our pupils. On Friday October 10th the school held a, ‘Red, White and Blue Day’, in recognition of the excellent job that the Armed Forces do. Eve, Anya, Ben, Kieran and Daisy supported by Mr Frame and Mrs Arrowsmith planted some of the new plants in our garden.
Eve said, ‘We planted pansies; I felt very privileged to be doing this on this special day.’
Another Year 6 pupil Ben stated, ’It is important to recognise the contribution our armed forces make.’
Our thanks go to Mr Frame for all his hard work and helping our dream become a reality. Very soon another local hero Captain Richard Holloway (son of Mrs Holloway) will be remembered in our Reflection Garden. Captain Holloway was killed in action in Afghanistan in December 2013. Our official opening ceremony will take place soon.

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