Gardening grant given to primary school
PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 May 2017
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.