This Sunday saw the grand opening of the St Alphege Pre-school ‘all things bright and beautiful’ garden located in the grounds of the Oliver Bird Hall. In just over a year, a dedicated team of parents and staff from the Pre-school have been busy designing, planning and creating the new ‘forest school’ style garden.
Pre-school Manager Meryl Homer described the garden and its benefits, "This is where the children can play outdoors and learn about the environment around them. We will grow herbs and flowers, look at insects in the garden and have an amazing learning experience in a safe, natural outdoor space. This will help the children’s confidence, development and understanding of the natural environment surrounding them."
The garden, to be used primarily by the Pre-school, was opened on Sunday 20th October. Fr Patrick Taylor blessed the garden which was then officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull. Past and present Pre-school children took part in this exciting occasion and had the pleasure of cutting the ceremonial ribbon.