Green-fin­gered pupils given chance to grow

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

GREEN-FIN­GERED pupils at a city school have been given a gen­er­ous do­na­tion.

Young­sters at Old Flet­ton Pri­mary School were boosted by a do­na­tion of gar­den­ing equip­ment from the Asda su­per­mar­ket in Peter­bor­ough.

Staff at the store handed over spades, flower seeds, wa­ter­ing cans and com­post to help chil­dren at the school who reg­u­larly use the venue’s gar­den to help them learn about na­ture.

The do­na­tion came af­ter the school en­tered a com­pe­ti­tion run by Asda en­cour­ag­ing young­sters to grow or­ganic pro­duce.

Jo Frost, a spokes­woman for Asda, said: “Orig­i­nally the school wanted seeds af­ter en­ter­ing a com­pe­ti­tion to grow the big­gest let­tuce last sum­mer.

“We then went back to the school in Oc­to­ber last year for the big­gest pump­kin con­test.

“Af­ter do­nat­ing seeds the chil­dren were able to grow a va­ri­ety of foods in­clud­ing car­rots, let­tuces, toma­toes and sun­flow­ers.

“We were then given a do­na­tion of £50 from the com­pany to help a lo­cal cause and thought we would con­tinue our as­so­ci­a­tion with Old Flet­ton and buy them some gar­den­ing equip­ment to help them con­tinue the good work.”

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