Green-fingered pupils given chance to grow
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.”