Pupils get to grips with garden
A GARDEN converted from derelict land is blooming thanks to green-fingered Tytherington School pupils.
The Gardening Project has helped year eight pupils develop leadership as well as gardening skills.
Pupils have planted apple, pear and plum trees, gooseberry and blueberry bushes, rhubarb and loganberry.
There is a potato, onion and garlic patch, and the design and technology department have made compost bins, bird houses and benches from pallets.
Peas, beans, carrots and lettuce will be planted, with a pond made from a tractor tyre in the pipeline. There will also be an area for livestock and an outdoor teaching space. Head of year eight, Emma Sandbach, said: “The project is a great way to engage young people in looking after land.”
Headteacher Manny Botwe said: “Pupils have pitched ideas to get funding from the Royal Horticultural Society and other companies. We’re really proud of them.”