Community mission

Planter School Club

7 runners ran to help the Manorfield Primary School in Newham.

  • Paul Cornick
  • Rosa
  • Hilary
  • Siobhan Freel
  • Becky
  • Helen
  • Simon Hempenstall
Wednesday, 14th of April 2021
Led by Brahma Pochee

Wednesday evening saw a very welcome return to GoodGym Newham's favourite primary school, Manorfield, which is actually in Tower Hamlets. Hello to Simon on your first visit here, first of many we hope.

We were last at Manorfield in Community Mission formation back at the beginning of October 2020, and although we've helped out with a couple of delivery type tasks since then, it was great to return to a familiar de-constructive gardening type activity. Specifically, headteacher Paul had instructed us to de-construct a planter that was beginning to disintegrate, ideally saving the tree that had been growing in it. So, Becky, Simon, Rosa, Paul and I set about taking it apart, transferring soil into a wheelbarrow so it could be taken through to the bigger garden at the back. We managed to get that done, only time will tell if the tree survives...

Elsewhere, Helen and Siobhan were getting a good workout in by moving crates of flavoured water. Over the pandemic, the school has been heavily involved in getting food out to the local community, either through it's own foodbank, acting as a hub for others as well as meal deliveries. So it wasn't a surprise that they'd recently received a large donation to disperse, and this evening's task was to move them from their original location to where they could be more easily handed out.

We'll be back again on 28th April to tackle the other planter and maybe even do some sanding if time allows, so looking forward to that, hope to see you folks again there if not before.

Report written by Hilary

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