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School garden gets off the ground opening to public

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:34 05 October 2010

TOP: Toby Attard and Umayr Ahmed, both 6, and Alfie Jones, 11; ABOVE: Jaima Zahin, 7, and Nadia Ahmed, 8

TOP: Toby Attard and Umayr Ahmed, both 6, and Alfie Jones, 11; ABOVE: Jaima Zahin, 7, and Nadia Ahmed, 8

Olivia Harris, oliviaharris@mac.com 07881 810 878

YOUNGSTERS celebrated the fruits of their labours for the school garden project they’ve tended for two years by opening it to the public. Pupils at St Paul’s Primary began sprucing up their garden and growing their own vegetables after a Lottery grant in 2007

By Else Kvist

YOUNGSTERS celebrated the fruits of their labours this week for the school garden project they’ve tended for two years by opening it to the public.

Pupils at St Paul’s Primary in Whitechapel began sprucing up their garden and growing their own vegetables after getting a £3,000 Lottery grant in 2007.

Parents and volunteers helped get the garden off the ground’ while the kids added wildlife by making butterflies and bumblebees from coloured paper.

SCHOOL DINNERS

Assistant teacher Colette Mitchell said: “We’re hoping the cook will soon use the vegetables for school dinners—that’s our next step.”

The enterprising boys and girls also made £30 from selling pots of herbs, flowers and bags of lettuces. The money will be put back into the garden to grow everything from broad beans and spinach to pumpkins.

They are also creating their own green house using 2-litre recycled bottles for the garden at the school in Wellclose Square, behind Leman Street.


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