Refurbished rooftop garden

Members of the Hartlepool Rotary Club have been helping the gardening club at St Cuthbert's RC Primary School in the town. Pictured with Rotary environmental co-ordinator Dave Barker are club memebers Jessica Donnely and Declan McGee.
Members of the Hartlepool Rotary Club have been helping the gardening club at St Cuthbert's RC Primary School in the town. Pictured with Rotary environmental co-ordinator Dave Barker are club memebers Jessica Donnely and Declan McGee.

GREENFINGERED Rotary club members dedicated 90 hours of work to clean up a school’s rooftop garden.

The kindhearted members of Hartlepool Rotary Club painted and planted at St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School’s garden area.

The generous group spent around two weeks working hard in the garden area - to the absolute delight of staff and pupils at the school.

Joanne Wilson, headteacher at the school, in Stratford Road, said: “The Rotary Club members visited us about their apple tree planting project but I explained to them we didn’t really have the space in school for that.

“I told them about our rooftop garden which needed a little bit of TLC and they volunteered to come in and clean it up, I was absolutely delighted.”

Mrs Wilson added: “Everyone here is really, really pleased.

“It’s made a great difference in the school because the children are now able to use it safely for lessons and for story time at the end of the day.

“The Rotary Club also showed members of our gardening club what they were doing and how they were doing it which was great for the children.”

Mrs Wilson also thanked Best Supplies, in Murray Street, and B&Q, in Hartlepool, for providing materials for the project.