Pinfold Street Primary, Darleston, is located at the end of a residential cul-de-sac (I had to put my faith in the sat nav!).
Upon arrival, I was greeted by Lisa Tinsley, the teaching assistant who had nominated the school for the Green Awareness award.
Lisa explained the enormity of the ongoing winning ‘Eco Zone’ project, detailing how a disused area of the school field had been transformed into five distinct areas used for various conservation projects focused on both flora and fauna.
The weather was unfortunately not on our side for the presentation of the award, and the planned Eco-Zone photo-opportunity was rained off. The awards presentation was therefore moved to the main hall.
This last minute change of plans came with the silver lining of experiencing a school choir recital – the choir kindly took a short break to allow the presentation to take place, and they even joined in the applause!
A huge congratulations goes to Stephanie Edwards and her husband for giving their free time to ensure the ongoing success of the much loved project – which has grown to include a range of animals, including pygmy goats, guinea pigs, and hens!
And a special thank you goes to Lisa Tinsley for her thorough reporting on the project, and for showing me around making me feel welcome.