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Recycling Hero

This week we are celebrating the wonderful achievements of Liam, our gardener (and more), who was awarded a Recycling Hero Award by Kirklees Council. Liam is a creative genius; there appears to be nothing that he cannot design, make or build, and he is transforming the outdoor and indoor learning spaces at both Field Lane and Manorfield. He handcrafted the most spectacular library at Field Lane, and built from scratch an amazing climbing frame at Manorfield, as well as resources for their sensory room. 


The judges' criteria focused on those who had demonstrated that they'd gone over and above expectations, and who had not only put in the hard work themselves, but who had inspired others to take steps to tackle climate change and reduce waste. Liam inspires our staff and young people each and every day, not only via his gardening and design expertise, but by the type of person he is. He is creative, humble, hard working, intelligent and one of the kindest, most selfless people you could ever hope to meet. 


Liam's amazing creative pieces ensure that our school buildings and grounds are innovative and inspiring learning environments. We are extremely fortunate to have Liam on our staff team.