School Improvements - 2011/12

Chicken Run Gets a Makeover

January 2012

As the winter set in the chicken's area became a mud patch. Pupils love to look at them during break times but this was causing problems as everyone was getting covered in mud. So the chicken monitors had a meeting with a local landscape gardener and a plan was formed. The area has been transformed with bark and is now a much more pleasant place to be for the chickens and their admirers.


Before the makeover... a muddy mess!
 
The area is marked out.

Men at work.
 
The finished result after the makeover.

Mezzanine Play Areas

1 September 2011

Two exciting discoveries await the new Year 1 classes - mezzanine play areas have been installed in the Year 1 classrooms.


Before...
 
During...

After. Finished in Y1P.
 
The new play area in Y1M.

Reprographics Areas

Summer 2011

During the summer break, Mr Thornton was kept busy by creating some new storage areas and a purpose built area for reprographics. The finished product is stunning and will be put to good use during the new term.


Lots of work to be done.
 
Old cupboards removed ready for the new area.

The new reprographics area.
 
New storage.

Sensory Garden

Summer 2011

With the help of pupils, parents, staff, local businesses and friends of the Abbey a sensory garden has been created. On a lovely Saturday morning a hard working group transformed the once over grown area. A non-uniform day provided the plants that would soon flourish for all to enjoy. Lunch time supervisors and Year 6 rangers look after the plot to ensure that the area can thrive. As the area grows and becomes established we look forward to the adventures and learning opportunities it will provide.


Plans for the garden.
 
Getting the area ready for planting.

Look how the sunflowers have grown!
 
Year 6 Rangers and lunchtime supervisors.

The new plants are ready.
 
Teamwork was required.

The area was overgrown and unused.
 
Dig in Mrs P. You can do it!

Everyone got involved with essential preparation work.
 
Are they working or cuddling?

Tomlinsons volunteers and pupils doing some heavy work!
 
The team of volunteers thoroughly enjoyed their Saturday morning. Thank you everyone!