School garden windfall

Tesco Cheque presentation to Bay Primary School'Tesco Community Champion Jodier Newell,centre right,hands over the cheque for �300 to Rebecca Baron as some of the reception children look on.'Picture by Neil Silk  114108'10/10/11
Tesco Cheque presentation to Bay Primary School'Tesco Community Champion Jodier Newell,centre right,hands over the cheque for �300 to Rebecca Baron as some of the reception children look on.'Picture by Neil Silk 114108'10/10/11

A BRIDLINGTON Primary School may soon have its reception class garden back to its former glory.

During the June half-term break youngsters at Bay Primary were shocked and bewildered after vandals wrecked the school garden on St Alban Road which had been planted out by the children.

Furniture was overturned and some of it broken, the sand pit was damaged and plants, flowers and herbs planted by the four and five-year-olds in the school’s reception class were ripped up.

Two youths were later dealt with by police for causing the damage, including having to apologise in person to the school.

Now, thanks to a £300 donation by Tesco, it can be put back to what it was.

The youngsters have been able to use the garden since June, but there is still a lot to be done and the money will enable the school to put in new plants for next spring and replace some of the damaged pots and furniture.

Jodier Newell, Tesco Community Champion, called at the school on Monday to present a cheque to Rebecca Baron, Foundation co-ordinator and class teacher and meet some of the youngsters.