Volunteers spruce up our school!

Welcome back to our new term. We are very excited to welcome all our new pupils and staff to The Orchard School!

The school looks fantastic after the summer break and that is down to the very generous support of some local companies who have helped us to develop our outside spaces and equipment. We could not have completed all this hard work without the support of the following people:

Volunteers from South Staffs Water, who gave up a day of their time to paint the large wooden climbing frame in the Lower School Playground. They did a fantastic job which will ensure the climbing frame will have an extended lifespan and will provide further enjoyment for the children in our school.


Volunteers from ‘BT Openreach’ provided the school two days of their time painting three wooden climbing frames and the log cabin which will ensure the ongoing use of the items by the children for a few more years.

We have an overgrown vegetable patch at the rear of the school. A team of volunteers from the Co-Op came to the school and did a fantastic job of clearing the school vegetable garden of debris and overgrown vegetation which will now enable us further develop the area for use by the children in Spring 2018.


Our volunteers from the Co-Op were also supported by Michael who regularly supports the school and Steve are gardener, they all did a fantastic job.

This is the vegetable patch before, overgrown and out of use:

Now look at the results after all our volunteers hard work:



Wow, our vegetable patch looks fabulous and we are looking forward to planting next year.  A huge thank you to all volunteers from South Staff Water, BT Openreach and the Co-Op for giving their valuable time to us to create a useable and enjoyable space for our children to learn and have fun in; as well as updating all our equipment so that we can continue to use it!

Thank you very much!