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Selwyn Times: May 23, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 23 2017 9 News POPULAR: Springston School pupils learning to grow healthy food with a volunteer at the Springston secret garden . ​ Volunteers needed to keep garden in operation Children dismayed with amount of rubbish at ford PUPILS AT Springston School have spent a day weeding, collecting rubbish and testing water at Chamberlains Ford. The work was part of the Serve NZ Anzac Day project getting pupils to pledge two hours of service. They identified Chamberlains Ford as their community project and were joined by Enviroschools Canterbury facilitator Matt Stanford and resident Mike Glover. Mr Glover and Mr Stanford discussed with the students the environmental impacts on the natural environment. Pupils were dismayed at the amount of rubbish that had been collected within the Chamberlains Ford perimeter. Pupils Lilly Maree and Nina said when they found out they were going to spend the day at Chamberlains they were excited. “Going to Chamberlains Ford and seeing all those weeds around our plants and so much rubbish lying on the ground, not to mention the water quality still being so bad made me feel kind of upset because I love going there,” one of the pupils said. The children ripped out a lot of nasty weed and collected several bags of rubbish. A POPULAR garden with Springston School pupils is need of more volunteers to keep it running. The Springston Environmental Community group is calling out for helpers to maintain its Springston secret garden or it may no longer be sustainable. “We now do not have enough people to keep the garden going . . . if we don’t find some extra helpers soon we might not be able to keep the garden,” Springston Environmental Community Committee chairwoman Dr Sue Jarvis said. She said the committee is looking for as many volunteers as possible. Volunteers are needed to help keep the garden tidy, run programmes for Springston School pupils, act as adviser or a overall co-ordinator. The garden was so popular it even had a visit from former prime minister John Key in 2014. The garden’s lost its both its volunteer co-ordinator and adviser last year. Dr Jarvis said the loss of the garden would be a huge shame for the Springston community. The garden was first set up in 2011 in the back section of a Springston resident and has a gate into the primary school. It was named the “secret garden” by Springston pupils and is well-used. Dr Jarvis said the pupils use the garden with the support of teachers and community members to learn how to grow and use healthy food. “Having the opportunity to grow things makes our kids smarter and gives them opportunity to show leadership skills. A practical outside classroom is an ideal learning environment for many of our children and they experience success here,” she said. •If you are interested in volunteering for the garden phone 03 329 5858 or email STUDYING: Springston pupils identifying creatures living at Chamberlains Ford. DOING GOOD: Pupil Renee cleaning up Chamberlains Ford. ​ MESS: Rubbish collected by the pupils. FUN DAY: Pupils Ryan, Finlay (obscured), Merryn and Hayzel. ROLLEStON’S ONLy REGIStERED REtIREMENt vILLaGE NOW SELLING WoodCroFt EstAtE oFFErs YoU: PEACE oF Mind: • 30 years’ experience in the retirement industry • A statutory Supervisor • An investment with 100% capital gain • A Village that the residents own FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Corinne on 021 821 683 or 03 421 7796 Email: 34 kEndon drivE, rollEston