On July 14th there was a special whole school assembly of Tarvin Primary
School to present the fifth annual Jim Grogan Countryside and Wildlife Award to the winner, Owen Blockley of year six. (click the photo to enlarge).
The ceremony was held outside in the Community Woodland that plays a significant role in the life of the school. Also attending were several trustees of the Tarvin Community
The headmaster, Andrew Davies, started by saying how useful the woodland is
as a resource for the school and also thanked the trustees for all the work
they do to develop and maintain the woodland. The award selection process
had involved input from both teachers and parents so that both in school and
out of school activities were considered. The decision process had not been
easy but one person had stood out as this year's winner. He announced that
Owen Blockley of year 6 was the winner for 2015 and read out the citation
that had been fixed into the commemorative book that is on permanent display
in the school's entrance hall.
Stuart Exell, Chairman of the Trustees said that the award was so important
to Jim Grogan and how pleased he would have been that it has been such a
success for five years now. He then presented Owen with his certificate, a
commemorative plaque and a book token. He expressed the hope that in the
future some of the children present would become trustees and take the
The Jim Grogan Countryside and Wildlife Award is presented annually to the
pupil of Tarvin Primary School who is considered to have the greatest
breadth of knowledge and the best understanding of the animals and plants
that make up the immediate environment of Tarvin School and Tarvin Village."
(Ed. John Daines is a Trustee and Treasurer of Tarvin Community Woodland Trust
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