Fairy dust, barbecue food and home-made cakes all contributed to a fantastic opening of Norma’s Garden at Ropley CE Primary School. 

The garden is a tribute to Norma Day, who died last year after more than 40 years as a learning support assistant and governor.  There is an outside classroom, picnic benches with games, a bee-friendly flower area and three sculptures funded by the Day family featuring stained glass forget-me-nots and bees.

Norma’s husband Tim Day sprinkled fairy dust then cut the ribbon. The oldest and youngest pupils put two of Norma’s fairies in the garden. The Rt Revd David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke, blessed the garden before the first visitor, Norma’s grandson, enjoyed exploring the area.