The kids are alright at Templecombe

, August 29th, 2017
Richard Kempton of South West Trains with pupils from Templecombe C of E primary school.

Richard Kempton of South West Trains with pupils from Templecombe C of E primary school.

Over the past months the Friends of Templecombe Station have been working hard with the school children from Abbas and Templecombe C of E Primary School to create a fabulous new garden at Templecombe Station.

Split-level planters have been filled with summer blooms, which the children helped to plant and water.

One of the teachers said: “The children have loved setting it up, and choosing what will go where, and Nathan comes here with his dad just about every evening to water the plants.”

The garden was officially opened by Richard Kempton, Community Rail liaison officer, and he presented the children with a miniature-sized wheelbarrow, which will be perfect for helping them with their gardening chores. He thanked the children for all their hard work on the flower tubs which have helped to make the station even more attractive.

The project has been done in conjunction with the primary school. Blackmore Vale Line Community Rail Partnership and the Friends of Templecombe Station, who initially came up with the idea to get the youngsters involved. Everyone involved in the project was presented with special badges to commemorate the garden’s opening.