At the end of last term BBC Gardeners World were in school filming for an episode of the popular gardening programme. Pupils of the school were involved in filming footage in support of Mr Cook (Mr 'Loughborough in Bloom!') who was being featured in one of the programmes on Wednesday 18th July (Visit our 'Gallery' to see photos of the event).
However, since that happy time we must now send our heartfelt condolences to Mrs Cook and her family as just shortly after the programme was aired Mr Cook sadly passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly.
Mr Cook will be sorely missed both within school and within the local community. The staff, parents and pupils have grown so used to the wonderful floral displays outside the Cook family home, right on our school doorstep, and the continual developments on the greenbelt outside school to provide an uplifting and environmentally rich habitat for all to enjoy and engage with. Mr Cook has been involved with the school for many years, helping with planting within the school grounds, working with our pupils and passing on 'gems of gardening wisdom' secured from a lifetime of experience.
Our sincerest respect and gratitude to a wonderful gentleman.