EMLEY First School has unveiled their new storybook garden -named after a retired school governor.
‘Peter's Garden’ has been named in honour of Peter Middleton, who had been a governor at the school since 1998, and retired in July 2011.
“Peter was our literacy governor for many years, and the garden is going to be a place where the children can read together and with their teachers,” said headteacher Anne Kaye.
The garden features a wooden teacher's chair, with benches around it for the children to sit on as they listen to stories, as well as a variety of plants and flowers. Joinery was done by Richard Beaumont, and school cleaner Phillip Meech helped the school's gardening club with the plants. “The children wanted somewhere to go to chat and relax at lunchtime instead of running around outside, and we like to encourage them to work on projects like this, so we came up with the idea of the storybook garden, ” said Mrs Kaye. 'Peter's Garden' was officially unveiled on Friday by Mr Middleton himself, and will be open to the pupils after Easter.