Schools in Swindon who are participating in a sunflower competition as part of Basepoint’s “join us and grow” campaign are beginning to see some excellent results, with their sunflowers bursting into bloom after just a matter of weeks. Of the schools participating in the area, Sunrise Nursery has the tallest sunflower so far, measuring 81cm, closely followed by Noremarsh Junior School’s plant at 70cm.
Showing news for July 2010.
In Newhaven local business woman Angela Plowman took voluntary redundancy in March this year thinking that with her years of experience she would be able to walk straight in to a new job. This was not the case however so she set about starting her own business BodyShapers of Sussex a ladies only ‘non gym’ and she chose Basepoint’s Newhaven Enterprise Centre for her new business’ home. Just 3 months later the official launch took place with many of her family of members, Norman Baker MP, the Mayor of Newhaven Graham Amy and Centre Manager Claire Murray being there in full support.
James Benson from Benson of Broadway who is based in unit 75 at Basepoint Tewkesbury held a hog roast recently. He said "as venues go this has to be the best I have ever been to - it being so close - it was the unit 4 down from my own kitchen. We had initially planned for it to be outside, but english summers being what they are we relocated to one of the empty units. As I set up the barbecue with pig roast on it all the workers in offices opposite us were starting to get interested, and soon a mass of people arrived, and the pig was left decimated."
Jackie Cox and her Green Team have been working hard this summer measuring and watering all their Sunflowers located in their playground. Here are two members of her Green Team from Year 1. A big thank you to everyone at Fairfields Primary School for all your hard work in participating in this years competition. Well done!!
Year 1 have been continuing to grow their Sunflowers in their own pots ready to take home at the end of term. Pictured here are two pupils who have grown the largest Sunflower for their School. Well done to Mrs McClelland and all Year 1 pupils for participating.