School goes green with its own garden plans

Pupils at Shaw Wood Primary School at Armthorpe were shortlisted after taking part in the Wates Community Day competition which focused on developing green and energy efficient projects. 'From left to right on the front row: Daniel Southern, Cameron Curry, Aiden Hughes, Anna Bennett, Emma Farrell, Emma Pennock and Lucy Lawson. 'From left to right along the back: Patrick Carroll teacher from Shaw Wood Primary School, Jason Brown from Wates Living Space and Kerry Brentnall from St. Leger Homes.
Pupils at Shaw Wood Primary School at Armthorpe were shortlisted after taking part in the Wates Community Day competition which focused on developing green and energy efficient projects. 'From left to right on the front row: Daniel Southern, Cameron Curry, Aiden Hughes, Anna Bennett, Emma Farrell, Emma Pennock and Lucy Lawson. 'From left to right along the back: Patrick Carroll teacher from Shaw Wood Primary School, Jason Brown from Wates Living Space and Kerry Brentnall from St. Leger Homes.
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Youngsters at a Doncaster school are celebrating after their ‘green thinking’ ideas were recognised in a competition.

Pupils at Shaw Wood Primary in Armthorpe were shortlisted after taking part in the Wates Community Day competition which focused on developing green and energy efficient projects.

In partnership with St. Leger Homes and British Gas, schools were invited to put forward their ideas for sustainability projects.

The youngsters at Shaw Wood have put together plans which include transforming part of the school field into a gardening area where they could learn how to grow fruit and vegetables.

Water butts and bird boxes also form part of the plan of saving water and learning more about nature. The school also plans to sell what they grow and financing the project is part of maths classes.

Runners-up were Pheasant Bank at Rossington and Lily Pads and Leapfrogs Preschool, Armthorpe.