Children dig in to spruce up Midhurst Rother College’s new entrance

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More than 50 nursery school children joined Midhurst Rother College principal Dr Joe Vitagliano to transform the new entrance to the school.

They came from First Friends, Early Days Pre-School Easebourne, Midhurst Nursery Class and Stedham Squirrels Playgroup and they helped plant new flower beds.

Dr Vitagliano said: “The atmosphere created by the enthusiasm of the nursery pupils was terrific, and we were enthralled knowing these youngsters, the first other than building workers to walk up the new drive, will be MRC students one day themselves.”

Balfour Beatty, the company overseeing the new college building, provided the flowers and workers were on hand to help staff and children, who will now be able to watch the project progress.

Every young gardener was given a set of gardener’s tools and a sticker saying ‘Today I helped make the garden of Midhurst Rother College beautiful!’

Maddie Hathaway, MRC community partnership co-ordinator said: “We are now planning to open up the viewing so that students and members of the community can watch the progress of the new build and learn all about its construction.”

Every young gardener was given a set of gardener’s tools and a sticker saying ‘Today I helped make the garden of Midhurst Rother College beautiful!.’