Gardening grant given to primary school

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 May 2017

Banwell Primary School received £500.

Banwell Primary School received £500.

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A North Somerset parish council has awarded money to green-fingered pupils of the village primary school.

Banwell Primary School received cash from Banwell Parish Council to create a new allotment area.

School leaders were handed £500 to create the allotment, which will be used by pupils who take part in a weekly life skills programme designed to teach skills outside of the classroom.

Council chairman Jimmy Weston was on hand to present a cheque earlier this month.

The school has used the money to purchase two new poly tunnels, which are used for growing fruit and vegetables all year round, a shed and gardening tools.

Each year the parish council awards grants to good causes in the village, and the school’s application earned support after councillors were won over by a letter from students outlining how the allotment would enhance their learning.

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