School staff feeling chipper after donation

SCHOOL staff were stunned when a group of farmers donated a top of the range wood chipper to the school to help students study horticulture.

Staff from Westhaven School in Uphill, which is a special educational needs school, were shopping at Banwell Machinery when they spotted the chippers.

They made a passing comment that they needed a chipper for the pupils’ studies but were unable to afford one.

Then weeks later, out of the blue, the school received a phone call from Weston and Banwell Young Farmers to say that they had raised money to donate a wood chipper to the school.

It means the students can use the machine to gain their City and Guilds diploma in horticulture skills.

You may also want to watch:

The �850 chipper was formally given to the school last week during a GCSE awards ceremony for school leavers.

Wendy Vincent, a teacher at the school, said: “We were stunned and absolutely thrilled. It’s a wonderful piece of machinery.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus