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Middleton poppies pay tribute

Volunteers from Mars factory help Middleton Primary School's eco councillors with conservation and gardening project. Steve Donoclift (centre) of 'SER Gardening' shows the plans to the school eco council. ANL-140424-134225001

Volunteers from Mars factory help Middleton Primary School's eco councillors with conservation and gardening project. Steve Donoclift (centre) of 'SER Gardening' shows the plans to the school eco council. ANL-140424-134225001

Middleton Primary School youngsters have sown poppy seeds in the shape of the figure 100 to commemorate this year’s centenary of the First World War.

This was just one of a raft of projects which the youngsters were helped with by a 15-strong team of volunteers from Mars Food factory in Lynn during a conservation day at the school on Thursday.

As well as removing turf in the school field in order to sow the seeds, the volunteers helped with willow weaving and scrub clearing to allow space for English apple trees to be planted later.

They also painted a garden seating shelter in memory of a pupil Maddie Leveille, who died in 2004 from a brain tumour.

In addition, they spread six tonnes of shingle for a raised pond to go on along with planters, which they helped to make on the day.

Among those helping to run the event was Steve Donoclift, whose business SER Gardening, maintains the grounds at the school. He said: “The Mars volunteers did a truly fantastic job, something we could never have done – they were amazing.”

He thanked Mars for its generosity in financing the day’s work and all the volunteers for their hard work.

 
 
 

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