Gardening in teacher’s honour
A retiring teacher was given a surprise on the last day of term when pupils unveiled a wildlife garden in her honour.
Assistant head teacher Ruth Runciman has been working with children at Willesborough Junior School for the past 20 years.
The Year 5 classes have been busy all year restoring a wildlife garden to create habitats for reptiles, hedgehogs, bees and insects, and last week it was named the Runciman Wildlife Garden.
Work included planting a wildflower meadow bed, re-lining and filling the pond, putting in a solar fountain and bringing in a fish – which they have named Barry.
Mrs Runciman said: “To find out that Year 5 have improved the garden made me really happy.
“When I discovered that it was to be named after me, it made me feel very emotional and proud of all the children involved.”
Ruth Runciman has retired from Willesborough Junior School after 20 years