School’s eco warriors dig Rotary support

Hempshill Hall eco team with fundraising bikes
Hempshill Hall eco team with fundraising bikes

THE ECO team at a Dispatch district school, which is currently involved in an on-going gardening project, has been boosted by the generosity of Bulwell and Basford Rotary Club.

Eco warriors at Hempshill Hall Primary School in Bulwell are working to achieve a coveted Eco Schools Green Flag accreditation with the help of teacher Ruth Bond.

Having achieved the bronze standard, the school is now working towards silver and a recent flurry of activity on the campus on Armstrong Road has seen a notable transformation.

Areas have been created where pupils can enjoy nature while studying, an eco greenhouse has been created using hundreds of empty plastic bottles and wildlife areas are starting to flourish.

Future plans include the setting up of a sensory garden, fundraising to buy a shed and equipment and benches which can be placed at various points and further support for an after-school club.

Bulwell and Basford Rotary Club has stepped in to back the eco project with its oldest member, George Bagshaw, donating two bicycles that were the top prizes in a Christmas raffle.

Money raised will go towards Hempshill Hall’s eco schools initiative.

“We have a lovely link with the Rotary Club, which is very generous in its support,” said head teacher Helen Ridge.

“It is nice to know that there are organisations around that go the extra mile to help groups and organisations within the local community.”

n OUR PHOTO shows the school’s eco team with Rotary representatives during the presentation of the bikes to be raffled off (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).