Re-Charge of the Light Brigade
14 GoodGymers made their way 3.0km to help the St Mary Redcliffe Nursery School in Bristol.
- Tuesday, 31st of January 2023
Who'd have thought collecting leaves could be such a challenge?
The Nursery had an initial plan for the Autumn and Winter of collecting all the leaves to the edges of the playground so they could do their natural thing of rotting down to feed their former owners, the trees but had been scuppered by the wind keeping blowing the leaves all over the playground making the place quite slippery and dusty for the Nursery children. Sam, the Headteacher, and Brian, the Caretaker, have big plans to reduce the size of some of the trees, meanwhile the leaves are to be turned into fabulous mulch.
Sam thought we had too many people for the task, but lo and behold we were so efficient that we needed two more rolls of bin bags for the growing pile of leaves to be bagged.
Sarah and Craig both got stuck in on their first task whilst returners John and BRIAN! showed they're now old hands - less of the old, though!
Oodles of leaves were brushed, raked and forked into piles and leafy-handed into the 30-plus black bags (thanks to Phill for counting) with small white-boards being re-purposed as extra "resources" (see, we can so school-speak!).
Tyres were rolled, planks lifted and platforms propped up to get at as many leaves as possible and leaf* the playground neat and tidy, ready for more play times. There was even time for a quick slide and to see how very tall Vaguely Northern Darren is, sitting on a totally normal-sized chair.
<* see what i did there?>
There was time for a different route back and a catch up drink at Workout for good measure.
Bye bye, January!
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