Gardeners’ world for green-fingered kids

Children at Bay primary school with gardening equipment given to schools by Extended Services
Children at Bay primary school with gardening equipment given to schools by Extended Services

CHILDREN at primary schools in Bridlington have been given the chance to turn their fingers green while learning about gardening.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Extended Schools Service have provided local primary schools New Pasture Lane, Bay Primary, Burlington Primary and Hilderthorpe Primary, with a gardening kit so that budding gardeners can grow their own flowers and vegetables at school.

Burlington primary school pupils receive gardening equipment

Burlington primary school pupils receive gardening equipment

Extended Services are also currently assisting Bridlington School Sports College in developing a school garden with a view to this being opened up as a community resource in the long term.

Kay Wardle, local Extended Services Co-ordinator, said: “A gardening club means the children are able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

“They learn to respect others as they work together taking pride in what they have created.

“It also gives pupils who don’t have their own garden the chance to come into contact with nature and learn about the growing process and where food comes from.

Children from New Pasture Lane primary school receiving gardening equipment

Children from New Pasture Lane primary school receiving gardening equipment

“The primary schools will attend the grand opening day at Bridlington School Sports College in July and exhibit what they have grown.”