Covers’ donations help school get closer to nature

Published:  28 January, 2015

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants’ Chichester depot recently supplied landscaping items to Eastergate Primary School, in order to help develop the school’s outside areas.

The school’s Monday gardening club was responsible for the improvements and was able to make good use of all the donated materials. White stones were well suited to the existing sensory area, and materials to make a potting station proved perfect for the children’s plants and seedlings.

A new wildlife area is also being created so the children can learn about local fauna. It is hoped that the donated bark chippings will help to attract various insects and a new bench will provide a study area for the pupils.

Covers also donated paving slabs, which are being used to pave the area outside one of the classrooms adjacent to the new garden, giving the children a quiet reading and reflection space, close to nature.

Martyn Beck, depot manager at Covers Chichester, said: “At Covers, we love to get involved with the local community. Helping children by providing outside educational and creative spaces is really important to us too. We’re very happy that the donated materials have been so useful to the school.”

Ms Stone, teacher and grounds co-ordinator, added: “We cannot thank Covers enough for their kind donations. Everything is being put to good use and the children are so excited and pleased with their new outside spaces. Thank you to Covers and all our supporters.”

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