In June Oakhurst School’s Tranquillity Garden was declared the regional winner of the Totally Active category in the Young People’s Trust for the Environment Total Green School awards.
The garden features a series of peace poles, produced by each class during their October peace week event, and depicting the hand prints of every pupil in the school.
Original ideas for the garden were submitted by children and Paul Watermeyer Landscapes in association with Grassroots Landscaping developed them into a beautiful garden which won the school £500 and a certificate to mark the achievement.
Expressing his delight at the success head teacher Dale Burr said: “I am extremely pleased. The judges were impressed by the whole school approach in creating the peace poles.”
The prize was a cheque for £500 along with a certificate to mark their achievement.
“We’ve used the prize money to buy a bench, some wind chimes, bird-feeders and a pair of binoculars for bird-watching.”