Diocese of Portsmouth

    Rugby players to the rescue!

    12 Nov. 2020

    CHILDREN at Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy regularly enjoy taking part in outdoor learning due to the extensive school grounds including an Environmental Area.

    This area is maintained by volunteers from the school, including parents and children, who are invited to join in annual ‘Dig Days’ to keep the area tidy.

    Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the school has been unable to invite groups onto the school grounds and the area has become extremely overgrown and unmanageable. Enter the school grounds saviours – Locks Heath Pumas!

    Abandoning their favourite game for the morning Locks Heath Pumas, who use the school pitch in their own rugby bubble on a Sunday, gave up their time to work together to clear weeds and tidy the school’s Environmental area. They were able to clear areas that were significantly overgrown and redefine the edges of the paths. The team were happy to help out the school because they are always keen to support anyone from the local community.

    Headteacher, Sara Willoughby, said, “Some of our staff were trying to pull out weeds at the weekends but it was taking hours. To have a whole team of helpers like this has been amazing and made a real difference to the area. The children will now be able to use the paths and enjoy pond-dipping. We are extremely grateful to the Locks Heath Pumas for helping out the school.”