Staff and students pitch in ahead of the opening of a new free school in Wokingham
Published: 29 Apr 2014 17:000 comments
The Evendons School, in Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, welcomed about 100 people to help with mostly outdoor work. Youngsters who will be attending the school – and their parents – pitched in with a range of tasks.
Headteacher Patrick Pritchett said: “We had parents and neighbours, and even some new teachers who we’ve employed came down.
“We worked on the grounds and outside, doing lots of gardening jobs. We created a foothpath with woodchip through our woodlands, and created a log seating area which we can use for an outside classroom.
“It’s a real community school, we want the parents to get involved.”
The work day, which took place on April 12, was the first one the school has held, and Mr Pritchett confirmed
they would be holding another one a month ahead of their grand opening.