Children at The Rissington Primary School, Upper Rissington site, are being encouraged to live a more healthy and active lifestyle by getting involved with a local garden project initiative.
To get the project started, our Thames Valley region donated £380 to transform an outdoor area at school to include eight raised beds, which can be used to grow and harvest fresh produce by pupils.
Local gardener and compost promoter for the district council, Polly Sayers is helping the school achieve its goal with the garden project and commented: “I have a passion for growing and eating my own food so when this opportunity came up to help my local school children to grow vegetables I jumped at it.
Liz Bannister, headteacher at The Rissington Primary School said: “With the raised beds now in place, the children at The Rissington School site at Upper Rissington, along with their peers on the Great Rissington site, who already have raised vegetable beds in place, will learn how to grow vegetables from seeds. We also hope to use some of the produce to prepare meals in the school kitchen.
“We are very grateful to Polly for initiating this project and are looking forward to getting help in tending the gardens from members of the local community.”
Engaging with the local community, gardening groups that include the children, teachers and local community will work as a team to maintain the beds.
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