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The Saltburn School Opens it’s Doors

Jean Morag Tea Ladies steal the show

And so it was open…

On Friday, September 28 at approximately 6.30pm The Saltburn School, after weeks of furious preparation by our volunteers, was officially opened by local MP Tom Blenkinsop, assisted by Councillor Denise Bunn, Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland. Local parish councillors, local business owners, and hundreds of members of the public also attended.

Jean Morag Tea Ladies stole the show on the night, interrupting proceedings half way through with their own unique version of an opening ceremony!

The opening evening kicks off events for the Big Weekend! And we’d like to thank everyone attending and hope you all enjoy the weekend’s festivities.

Special thanks to Elisa Duffew who knitted a lovely red ‘ribbon’, in true Saltburn fashion, which was cut by Tom Blenkinsop MP.


Photography: S. C. Day Photography

Community Gardening Update

Thanks to gardening renovation co-ordinator Elisa Duffew and all the volunteers who came to help out for the first Community Gardening Day on August 12.

Those that came helped Elisa to make a start on clearing weeds from what will be the Community Garden & Allotment

This Sunday, August 19, another Community Gardening Day is planned from 12pm to 4pm. This time volunteers will be tilling the soil in the community herb garden at the front of the school and also trimming back the overgrown hedge nearby. If you fancy giving us a hand contact Elisa Duffew on 07986131106 or 01287-622946.


As well as needing volunteers this Sunday, we also need tools such as spades and hedge trimming equipment (loppers!).

Do you have any gardening tools we could borrow/have? If so please drop off at the school any day from 10am to 4pm.

Woodland Trust Jubilee Hedge Application


As part of our designs for the outside of the school we are intending to construct a sculpture park with at least three sculpture points along the top of the bank between the school and the old caretakers cottage.

To frame this sculpture park we would like to replace the existing galvanised metal fencing with a hedge from the Jubilee Woods programme being run by the Woodland Trust in honour of Her Majesty’s 60th Jubilee.

We have submitted our application for the maximum amount of hedging available, which should allow us to replace all of the fencing on the Marske Road-Windsor Road side of the school.

If anyone would like to buy us some additional trees for the site then they can do so here.

We’ll hear about the success or failure of our grant application in September and if successful we’ll get the trees to plant by the 5th November.

If we’re successful we’d like 420 people each to plan a tree in another of our community action weekends.

Our thanks to volunteer Elisa Duffew and the Friends of the Valley for their help in this bid.


We’ve been successful! Read more about what happens next here.