Severn Trent transforms Nottinghamshire school into new learning space for children

13th September 2016

Dalestorth Primary School in Sutton in Ashfield can now take their learning outside after a team from Severn Trent helped create a fun, outdoor learning space ready for little green fingers to return to school and get planting.

The project came about after Head teacher Rob Rumsby reached out to the company to ask for help in revamping the garden. The school wanted to create an outdoor Eco Space that could even make the likes of Alan Titchmarsh turn green with envy. Severn Trent Community Relationship Advisor Charlene Hardy said: “The garden started off as a large area of gravel which was full of overgrown plants and not very inviting for the children. The team built three raised beds ready for the children to plant and to grow their own flowers and vegetables. The team also helped build the fencing around the beds and cleaned up so now the area now looks really smart and engaging for the children, creating a great environment to use for years to come.”

Dalestorth Primary Headteacher, Rob Rumsby adds: “The courtyard looks amazing! In just two days, the Severn Trent team tore into what was a pile of gravel and dirt and transformed the space into an Eco 'Green Oasis'. Dalestorth School has now the perfect spring board and centre piece to launch the Eco-Club. The children and staff have been amazed on returning from their summer break. Thanks again to the teams and Severn Trent for making this happen.”

“This has been a real success – from what the garden was before to how great it looks now is incredible,” said Charlene.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to our contract partner, Morrison Utility Services, who helped support the project by supplying the materials to make this possible.”

Charlene will be revisiting the school in September to use the garden as part of an eco-session with the pupils.