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OSH Grounds ‘Outstanding’

September 26th, 2012

Old Swinford Hospital was delighted to receive a discretionary award from the Heart of England in Bloom campaign for grounds maintenance at the School campus.

Stourbridge in Bloom collected their fifth gold award and organiser David Harcourt was presented with the 2012 Chairman’s Award.

The judges said that:  “….The grounds of the school provide an exceptional example of well maintained courtyards, gardens and playing fields.  They have evolved over the years in a very creative, yet subtle manner that blends superbly with the historic buildings and surrounding environment.  The standard of grounds maintenance across the entire site is immaculate and is a credit to the caretaker and his small team of staff that maintain it.”

Headmaster Peter Jones said:  “We are delighted that the School has received this prestigious award which recognises the hard work, dedication and creativity of our highly committed and talented maintenance and grounds staff team.

We have totally transformed the School campus in the last five years and I know that our pupils, staff, parents and large number of visitors to Old Swinford Hospital fully appreciate the environment we have been able to create.”


Picture shows Stourbridge in Bloom Chairman, David Harcourt with Headmaster Peter Jones and the OSH maintenance and grounds team (from left to right)  Malcolm Andrews, Leigh Meneer, Adrian Meneer and Bill Whitehouse.