School fundraiser for memorial garden to honour former head teacher - The Evesham Observer

School fundraiser for memorial garden to honour former head teacher

Evesham Editorial 23rd May, 2024   0

AN EVESHAM school is fundraising to build a garden in memory of a long-standing former head teacher.

Harvington C of E First School is fundraising in honour of Helen Fishbourne who died earlier this year after a 33 year career with the school.

The school is aiming to raise £5,000 for the memorial garden. So far their fund stands at over £1,500.

A statement from the school on the project’s crowdfunding page said: “Very sadly, our head teacher passed away during the Easter holidays.

“Mrs Fishbourne was a part of the school for 33 years, she taught many children and had an important role in the community.

“One of her passions was music, she loved everything to do with music.

“She was a keen brass player and encouraged children to learn instruments during their time at Harvington.

“Another of her passions was the outdoors. She would encourage staff to get the children outside to enjoy the beautiful school grounds as much as possible.

“Our vision is to combine these two passions to create a memorial garden for our children to use on the school grounds that has a music theme.”

The school would also like to create a sheltered area with some seating where they can remember the former head teacher and a range of outdoor musical instruments to be enjoyed by the children.

Following the launch of the crowdfunder, tributes to the teacher from former colleagues, students and their and parents began pouring in.

One wrote: “A memorial Garden is such a beautiful thing to create for such a wonderful school, Thank you for giving my daughter such a great start to school life.

Another tribute read: “Helen, there will always be a part of you in the school & it’s an amazing legacy to you. Miss you always.”

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