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On a gloriously sunny spring morning I was delighted to attend the opening of the garden classroom at Broomwood Hall School, in Garrad’s Road. I was greeted by the acting head, Mrs Kelly Harcus. Sir Malcolm and Lady Colquhoun of Luss were the events hosts as founders and principals of the Broomwood Hall and Northcote Lodge Schools.

I also met Mrs Alison Melrose, the headmistress of the school who was very much the driving force behind applying for a grant from Lambeth to build an outdoor spance to be used for enriching the curriculm by taking lessons outdoors.

The new space will be used for lessons in art, science, English and maths as well as providing a quiet place to enjoy the garden during playtimes.

Garden classroom opening at Broomwood Hall school

Reverand Grear, the school chaplain gave a short prayer, and the children sang a song as part of the celebrations.

After I cut the ribbon and officially declared the garden open, two children presented me with a beautiful gift to remind me of the day and card.

I met parents from the parents and teachers association who spoke enthusiastically about the wonderful work done by the school. I also heard how the school remained open during the snow earlier in the year – with many teachers, parents and children walking through the snow to ensure they got to school.

It was a lovely morning visiting the school who made me extremely welcome and I have a lovely card and gift to remember my visit by in years to come.

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