New garden for centenary

Audrey Ferguson officially opening Choppington First School's centenary garden.  She was presented with flowers from Evie Cottrell.  Mackenzie Hudspeth and Dylan Watson with some of the flowers they have planted.
Audrey Ferguson officially opening Choppington First School's centenary garden. She was presented with flowers from Evie Cottrell. Mackenzie Hudspeth and Dylan Watson with some of the flowers they have planted.

PUPILS in Northumberland have marked their school’s 100th birthday with the creation of a centenary garden.

Choppington First School last week unveiled the new garden, which was officially opened by former governor Audrey Ferguson.

Headteacher Hilda Blythe said: “The children actually came to us and said they wanted somewhere where they could and be peaceful.

“They wanted a quiet zone, and so we turned an empty space into somewhere where they can be calm.

“The garden will also provide space for each class to grow things in the growing area, and learn about food production.

“The whole garden has been developed over a number of months, and the children really love it.”

The pupils and their parents were then invited to watch a premier of a film about the school’s centenary.