STAFF and pupils of St Mary’s School, Overton-on-Dee, are celebrating after scooping Lottery funding.
The National Lottery and BBC Breathing Places have awarded £3,050 to further resource the school’s outdoor learning equipment and facilities and giving the chance to develop a book of local stories and storytelling areas.
An event will be held in the school grounds to celebrate the successes of T.R.E.E.S.@ St Mary’s School and the eco council on Saturday, July 11, from 10am-2pm.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a farmer’s market, have a taster of a forest school session and team games, help with new themed gardens and stay for a light lunch.
Local expert tree carver Simon Rourke has begun carving two storytelling chairs with a squirrel and an owl on them, which are due to be complete before the event.
The Breathing Places programme is a UK-wide small grants programme. In the first three phases £8.5m was distributed for projects.
For further details, call the school on 01978 710370.