On the Pulse at Hurst Drive School

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Hurst Drive School in Waltham Cross has had its school grounds transformed due to the efforts of 30 employees from Pulse’s Turnford office, who dedicated their time to the cause in support of Waltham Cross’ community charity, Groundwork.

The school were keen to make improvements to their school grounds to help increases it’s pupil’s opportunities for outdoor learning. The funding was already in place, they just needed some ideas and a helping hand to put them into practice.

Over the summer term children from the school’s Eco-club worked with Groundwork to design a nature trail through the school grounds and created a map for teachers to use for outdoor teaching.

The 18th September saw a full day of practical tasks undertaken by the Pulse team, which included them: creating an outdoor seating area, putting a path through the woodland, designing a nature trail complete with information boards, constructing a vegetable patch three vegetable patch with a small orchard area. Areas outside some classrooms were cleared to plant bee and butterfly gardens, and native pond plants were added around the pond.

Kathryn Scott, Allied Health Divisional Director at Pulse, said “The team worked hard to make the improvements to provide the children with a space to learn more about wildlife and the environment. We all enjoyed being part of something beneficial to make a difference to the local community.”

The school’s head teacher was delighted with the result, commenting “The nature trail is fantastic.  I'm sure we will get endless use out of it. Many thanks for your hard work and support”.

Charlotte Ball, Senior Environmental Education Officer said, “It was great to have so many partners involved in turning ideas into real improvements.”

To find out how to get involved in similar local community projects across the UK, visit the Groundwork website www.groundwork.org.uk.

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