Green is the word as Rotherham school’s garden grows

Listerdale Primary garden area
Listerdale Primary garden area
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Keen young gardeners at a Rotherham school have a new green area to develop as their own, thanks to Lottery funds.

Frames built with help from the local Wildlife Trust will allow Listerdale Primary pupils to grow, harvest and enjoy their own fruit and vegetables.

As another boost, the school will receive bushes and plants as reward for achieving level three in the RHS campaign for school gardening. Many fruit bushes are already in place.

Bulbs are growing in the school grounds and new nest boxes are becoming inhabited. Pupils took part in the recent Big Birdwatch.

Teacher Mrs Newsome said: “The school is really excited about its new venture.”