On Wednesday 5 July over 70 employees from Jaguar Land Rover came into school to work with Seb Apostol, a team of students, the charity Evelyn’s Gift and the Friends of Myton School to create a wildlife area with a pond and a school allotment.
Seb has been planning this project – which involves planting a woodland area, running forest school sessions and getting the students involved in growing and cooking their own fruit and vegetables – for many months now. It’s heartening to see how the involvement of our wider school community has enabled his project to go from the drawing board to fruition in such a short space of time.
Many thanks to the team from JLR who worked tirelessly in the heat and achieved so much in one day, to our team of students for getting stuck in, to Greg from AustBuild for his expertise and commitment, to local suppliers Homebase, Travis Perkins, TCL Hire and BW Electrical Ltd for their generosity, to the firefighters for coming along to fill the pond, to St Johns’s Fish & Chips for feeding the troops, to Sue Fardoe from FOMS and Helen Smith from Evelyn’s Gift for making it all happen and to Seb Apostol for masterminding the whole project.
The Mayor of Warwick, Councillor Stephen Cross paid us a visit and was delighted to see so much progress being made in a single day. “I’m very happy to support the work going on here,” he said. “This project ticks all the boxes with its wildlife area, getting children involved in growing their own food and the whole community pulling together to achieve so much.”
Here are a few ‘before and after’ shots to give you a flavour of the transformation that has taken place.
School allotment – before, during and after
Pond area – before, during and after
Decking area – before, during and after
Myton parent and founder of Evelyn’s Gift, Helen Smith, said: “Today was unforgettable, with so many people coming together to make a remarkable difference. Trevor and I feel deeply moved by the support for Evelyn’s Gift and we hope that we can continue to develop the site with Mr Apostol to benefit students and staff at Myton School in the future. Thank you Greg from AustBuild, we couldn’t have done this without you.”
“This was such an incredible day that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of so many individuals,” said Seb Apostol. “I was so proud and honoured to be part of it and I can’t wait to see where we go next with it.”
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