Visit by residents and staff of the Timsbury Cheshire Home
We have had a wonderful afternoon at the Orchid Project hosting visitors from the Timsbury Cheshire Home. The link project, which is co-ordinated by students Martha Coles and Paige Goble as part of the Mendip Studio School project work, aims to support the Cheshire Home’s development of their exciting Orchid Project and Rainforest.
Orchid Project students had arranged a range of activities for residents and staff including a special tour of our glasshouses and a hands on laboratory workshop.
Year 8 student, Ruby Boxall, who lives in Timsbury, said “It was really interesting to share our experience with people that have such exciting plans for their own orchid project and I can’t wait to see the Cheshire Home project grow and develop.”
This event was magical to witness. There was an air of exitement from the children and our coffee loving teacher chatted with endless enthusiasm about orchids and greenhouses with the staff from the care home. He was in heaven! I was also struck by the obvious enjoyment the two residents got from their visit. It is wonderful to see how much happiness a greenhouse full of plants can give and how the orchids brought people of all ages together.
I hope there will be more events like this one in the future.