Pupils get to grips with gar­den

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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.”

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