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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wed 23rd March 2016 - Newport CE Primary School. GG # 627.

Terry's Photographs.

Opening up the Plastic Pig boxed kit.

A rather overgrown "flower" bed.

and another..!

Building "Percy" gets underway.

A makeover for the raised planters.

Cutting back brambles by the main entrance.

installing Percy's internals...

At long last…a cuppa tea.

Percy completed..!

Just some of the rather complex build instructions.

Wow - don't those flower beds look transformed.

Sorting out the pond area.

It was "back to school" for Team GG this week - bringing back memories of chalk and short trousers for some of us…! Mark mentioned that this was our forth visit to this school but we hadn't been back there for a while. Having all met up at the main gates and getting the necessary passes issued, it was off to all four corners (and the middle) of the school site to start work. Some of us were tasked to give the quadrangle a makeover and…. a first for GG…. to build a Plastic Pig composting bin. Perhaps it will be better if you look at the photographs to see Percy the Pig as it is rather difficult to describe. The flower bed were weeded, the shrubs given a good pruning back and the whole area a good horticultural "spring clean". Other team members were working on the rather overgrown area of bramble by the main entrance, digging over the raised flower / vegetable beds and helping some of the children plant saplings. Mark was kept very busy escorting us from work place to work place, ensuring that we didn't cross paths with the children. Many thanks to the school's catering staff who supplied us with tea and coffee, plus…. some of the team remained after the session for a baguette lunch. After tea break we finished tidying up the various work areas then all met up at the pond to give it a quick "de-bramble" and trim. As per usual, all areas we worked on were given a really good litter pick. The weather was sunny and spring-like and there was a good turnout of GGmers (see the tea break photo above!)

Many thanks to Terry for taking the photographs this week.

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