THERE was a joyous dual celebration at Kingston Pre-School. The children, parents and staff joined together to officially open the new garden project at the back of the Pre-School and in addition to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The new project significantly improves access to the garden enabling the children to use it on a regular basis, with sliding glass double doors making the room at the back of the hall lighter and considerably more user-friendly.
The cost of the project was largely paid for by a grant of £10,000 from the Lottery Fund, with a balance of £3,000 being met out of Pre-School fundraising.
Claire Wood, the Supervisor of the Pre-School, expressed in particular grateful thanks to Paul Clarke, who managed the project, and Simon Spiteri, an architect, who drew up the necessary plans; both of whom provided their professional services without charge.
The official opening was performed by Paul Clarke and Naomi Savage, a former Chair of the Pre-School. The children and adults alike then enjoyed a picnic in the garden, with many dressed in patriotic red, white and blue.