Mrs Chadwick, a long-serving and much-loved teacher, died last spring, and a beautiful garden has since been created in her memory. Staff and students undertook a huge fund-raising effort last summer, partly in aid of the garden funds, but also to help the Sparkle Appeal at Victoria Education Centre in Poole. With the generous support of Spetisbury Builders, and the artistic talents of Martine Stevens, head of Art at Allenbourn, the garden was designed, dug and planted by staff, pupils, parents and governors.
Speaking at the ceremony, head teacher Derek Brooks paid tribute to Mrs Chadwick, saying how much she is missed, but that her memory will live on in ‘Viv’s Garden’. A group of Year 8 pupils read out their own very moving tributes and poems.
A cheque for £3,871.39 was presented to Diana Newbury and Simon Brown from Victoria Education Centre by Derek Brooks and Paul Chadwick.