Sunday 24th March 2013
Mrs Jane Sims arrived at Broughton as a substitute Science teacher and was soon appointed a full time teacher. Just a few years later, though, she opted to become a Cover Supervisor to give her more time with her family. As you will tell by reading about all the work she has done at our school - the vast majority of it in her own time - that didn’t materialise!
Right from the start she took a keen interest in the school environment and all things eco-friendly, quickly demonstrating to staff and students that we did not recycle nearly enough and setting up various schemes around school.
One of her earliest initiatives to encourage biodiversity was to do something about the poor state of the school pond. With the help of volunteer organisations, staff, pupils and parents, she organised a total transformation - much to the delight of local residents who enjoy a walk along the public footpath through the school ground and around the pond and the passing cyclists and ramblers on the the newly developed Guild Wheel (a 21-mile walking and cycle route round Preston).
One of the best features of the transformation was the appearance of a wooden carving and willow creatures created by a local craftsman, which we are sure you will agree are most impressive.