Student Council in the Community 11.7.19

Our KS2 school council has been busy this week interviewing prospective hearing support staff and also volunteering in the community.

The school council lead by example and one of our aims at the beginning of the year was to volunteer in the local community. The council had a particular interest in the environment and relished the opportunity to fulfil this on our final council ‘day out’. 

On Wednesday they visited the Woodend Project in Watcombe and helped to turn dumped car tyres into beautiful flower beds. This included spray painting and then arranging the tyres, filling them with compost, planting various plants and watering them. Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, they also had time to explore the area. This really is a great area and includes a zip wire, rope swings, climbing frames, tunnel slide, badger spy, ripe bridge, firepit (where we toasted marshmallows) and a giant spider climbing web.
A big well done to the school council for all of their work! Thanks also to Pesto Volunteering Consultancy who organise loads of volunteering opportunities with children, young people and adults within Torbay. Thanks also to the Woodend project for making this volunteering experience possible. We will definitely come again! 
It is worth noting that this area is open during the summer holidays every Tuesday 10-1 and is free to enter. They run a variety of activities and the best way to find out about what is on is to follow them on Facebook - search Woodend Project.