Community Garden Twilight Open Night 28th November 2014 – Getting Ready!

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Posted by Mrs McCrum | Posted in community event, Donations, Fruit trees, Furniture, Garden, Grants, Herbs, Parents, recycling, Students, Timber, Working Bee | Posted on December 1, 2014

What a wonderful day we had getting ready for our big Twilight Garden Opening night celebration.  The morning started early with a delivery of granitic sand and rocks to top up our paths and dry creek bed.  Andy Coupar our landscaper and wife Nicole were very busy all morning getting things ready.  The excitement was building as we had a steady stream of grades coming to visit the garden and place their class scarecrow into the garden in anticipation of being chosen as the winner.  Trish Luke came down with a few helpers from her class to complete the drawings on the chalkboards and they looked magnificent!  We had a few parents stay and assist, thanks to Toni Sier and Sharon Smiley, your help was greatly appreciated.  Thank you to all of the parents who have helped in many ways within the garden. We weeded, tidied, swept, planted, placed scarecrows and by 2pm our garden was looking amazing. The excitement was building around school as the eager students couldn’t wait until the end of the day to have a look.  We had the official photographer come and take photos at 4pm and the light in the garden was beautiful.  From then on, it was a continuous stream of families turning up in readiness for our opening.  A big thank you to the wonderful staff at BLPS who helped in various ways from cooking sausages on the BBQ, collecting Scarecrows, Setting up Games, organising the choir and Chinese songs, organising the Art Show or assisting in many other ways we are truly lucky to have such dedicated staff who helped to create a wonderful atmosphere at our school.  At 5.45pm Mick Morland, the Mayor for the City of Casey, officially openend our garden with an unveiling of a plaque and cutting of a ribbon.  Our School Captains, Ruby and Kav spoke confidently and represented our school with pride.  The garden opening was a celebration of the achievements of a hard working staff, parents, students and members of our community who assisted in many ways throughout the year to see the project through.  Our school now has a wonderful outdoor learning space that provides different learning opportunities for our students.  Congratulations Berwick Lodge PS on a fantastic team effort!  Visit our BLOG again very soon to see more photos from the night!

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Nicole working hard!

Nicole working hard!

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JSC water feature plaque.

JSC water feature plaque.

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Anyone for a game?

Anyone for a game?

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George Clooney is in our garden!

George Clooney is in our garden!

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1K winning scare crow!

1K winning scare crow!

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6N winning scarecrow!

6N winning scarecrow!

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Andy working hard.

Andy working hard.

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Helping Ms. Luke with the drawings.

Helping Ms. Luke with the drawings.

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Trish Luke working her magic!

Trish Luke working her magic!

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Setting up for the opening.

Setting up for the opening.

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Fairy Garden.

Fairy Garden.

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Our compost bins.

Our compost bins.

Potting Benches.

Potting Benches.

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Mr Grossek - Principal and Sandra McCrum - Garden coordinator.

Mr Grossek – Principal and Sandra McCrum – Garden coordinator.

Our School Captains, Ruby, Kav and Yasmin.

Our School Captains, Ruby, Kav and Yasmin.

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