Green-fingered pupils busy in Stranton Primary School garden

Stuart White, Outreach manager for Lynnfield and Stranton Children's Centres with Stranton Primary School children (left to right) Ellie Trainer, Kadee Dack, Charlotte Singleton and Mark Popplewell with hanging baskets.
Stuart White, Outreach manager for Lynnfield and Stranton Children's Centres with Stranton Primary School children (left to right) Ellie Trainer, Kadee Dack, Charlotte Singleton and Mark Popplewell with hanging baskets.

GREEN-FINGERED pupils showed off their gardening and entrepreneurial skills as they help to raise cash for after school activities.

Keen youngsters at Stranton Primary School have been developing their outdoor skills by joining in with lunchtime and after school sessions in the school’s garden area.

As part of the Grow It, Cook It, Share It project, the children have been learning about the origins of food and the health benefits of different food groups, with the expert help of the school’s outreach manager Stuart White.

And the youngsters have also showed off their creativity by designing their own hanging baskets, with flowers and plants grown in the garden. Those hanging baskets are now all on sale in the school with all of the money raised going straight back into the various projects ongoing in the school.

Stuart, who also works at Lynnfield Primary School, in the town, said: “Everyone at the school is absolutely delighted with how the hanging baskets look. The youngsters have been working on this project since January and they’ve done a fantastic job.”

To buy one of the hanging baskets, priced at £10, call the school on (01429) 275595.