Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Chorlton School launches Gardening Club to teach pupils about growing Plants and Veg

A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to join a group of Chorlton Children and Parents to proudly open their new school garden which they hope will be a fun place for pupils at St John's RC Primary School to learn all about growing plants and vegetables. St John's School offered the group a disused plot of land behind the school to begin their new Gardening Club Project. Thanks to a Council Cash Grant the Group were able to build a contemporary garden including raised planters with a built in bench and a shaded area with a pergola and canvass sail.

The group hope that their project will encourage and promote a healthier lifestyle and encourage children to get involved in the community. They are all ready exploring building links with local Allotments and other gardening groups to share plants and ideas. The Group hope this is only the start of bigger plans to make better use of the school grounds. In the near future they hope to build a larger vegetable and flower garden and develop a nature walk in the school's woodland.

I played a small part in helping the group to get a grant and was very flattered to be invited to open the Garden.  I was so impressed with how the Gardening Club had transformed a rather unloved plot of land into a beautiful and modern garden. I congratulate the parents and pupils for all their hard work. I'm sure the Garden will inspire pupils at St John's to learn more about nature and get gardening!

If you would like more information about how to apply for a Cash Grant please feel free to get in touch with me.

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