Truro School host first volunteer ‘Green Finger Sustainability Day’

On Saturday 20 May, pupils and parents came together for Truro School’s first ever ‘Green Finger Day’.

The project was hosted by Head of DT, Chris Baker, whose aim was to engage pupils with a sustainability-led outdoor project involving gardening, landscaping, conservation and upcycling.

Over the last few weeks, the students in our ‘Green Finger Club’ have been busy designing and creating wooden flower beds in DT as an extra-curricular activity in order to install a sustainable vegetable plot in an area of waste land on the school site.

On Saturday, parents came in to lend a helping hand, digging and filling 4 raised beds and creating large borders for the garden.

Chris Baker said: “The event was entirely volunteer driven and the commitment to achieving the goal was superb and highly inspiring. Can I please thank everyone who contributed so generously of their time and effort.”

A special thank you also goes to local businesses Rocket Gardens and Cornwall Wood Treatment, who have supported this project.

With the aim being to create a productive and sustainable plot of land, the ‘Green Finger Club’ aim to hold more volunteer events in the future, so keep an eye out for further dates!