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Corfield Church of England Infant School

PFA Gardening

The PFA are helping the school to tidying up the raised beds. As well as hoping to grow some of our own fruit and vegetables, they are trying to establish a Bird, Bee and Butterfly friendly Sensory Garden. This would be somewhere for children to explore and experience different smells, feelings, sounds and of course with the vegetables – taste!

As part of our Eco School status they are aiming to make this as environmentally friendly as possible so instead of buying lots of new items, they are trying to ‘Reuse and Upcycle’ a variety of materials that many people will consider throwing away.

They have asked parents to donate the following items;

  • Plastic juice/milk cartons (washed out)
  • Bottle Tops
  • Metal cutlery/tubes
  • Plant pots – paintable if possible
  • Logs/branches/pieces of natural wood
  • Stones/pebbles
  • Bamboo sticks
  • Any donations of plant cuttings, soil, compost, herbs, seeds
  • Newspapers
  • Anything suitable to use as a planter – wellies, etc
  • Old kitchen saucepans/colanders etc
  • Old CDs

This list is not exhaustive – and ask if you think you have an item they can use please save it and bring it in.



The PFA are also hoping to re design one area od the grassed playground. Please see proposals in the school hall and let Miss Jenkins know your thoughts.