Great and Little Ouseburn - pride and perfection in North Yorkshire
PUBLISHED: 15:20 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:07 20 February 2013
Two small villages work together to protect their idyllic surroundings. Amanda Griffiths reports
Great and Little Ouseburn, in North Yorkshire, are separated by a small stretch of river, but the two communities, work together harmoniously. While residents fundraise tirelessly for their own village halls and churches they combine forces when it comes to the thriving community primary school in Great Ouseburn which serves not only these two villages, but the neighbouring ones too.
Great Ouseburn, with its large red brick houses, manicured lawns and colourful flowerbeds, has an older feel to it. Little Ouseburn also boasts some gorgeous brick properties, with neat gardens and pretty house names but has a quieter feel to it, unsurprising when you think its neighbour has the school, post office and local shop.
Both are idyllic so it's no surprise that the children at the school are encouraged to make the most of their environment and local community, through a number of initiatives.
Elizabeth Elgie in Year 4, Jamie Burrell in Year 5 and Gemma Jackson in Year 6 are typical of the 60 or so children who attend the school. They are keen on the school gardening club where they grow their own vegetables, plants and wildflowers to encourage wildlife.