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World War I garden opened at Lea school

Posted on - 24th October, 2014 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Lea, Preston News
Pupils and staff from Lea Community Primary with Mark Hendrick MP

Pupils and staff from Lea Community Primary with Mark Hendrick MP

A commemorative World War I garden has been unveiled at a Lea school.

Preston MP Mark Hendrick was among the guests at Lea Community Primary School on Friday 17 October.

Pupils have ben working with charity Dig In and local military and gardening volunteers to create the garden.

The green spot acts as a peaceful and calm area in the school grounds where children can go to collect their thoughts – as well as marking the sacrifice of men and women during the war.

Head teacher Lynne Slater said: “We feel both as a school, and as a group of schools working together, that our teachers are providing our children with a whole host of learning opportunities both within and out of the classroom that will promote learning, develop many crucial skills, including empathy and compassion whilst focussing on this incredibly significant part of our history.”

Hendrick said: “I feel honoured to be invited to Lea Primary school and have been very impressed with the hard work that the staff, governors, Dig-In volunteers, the local community, parents and especially the pupils have put into commemorating this very important event. I am proud that the pupils that paid their respects to fallen soldiers in France and Belgium were the perfect ambassadors of Preston.”

Does your child attend the school? What do you think of the new garden? Let us know in the comments below

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