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Middleton Primary Academy sends out a 'garden SOS'

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Pupils at Middleton Primary Academy have put out an 'SOS' appeal for help with a new garden project.

They are looking for companies or green-fingered individuals who can help them to sow new life into their flower beds and, at the same time, inspire their studies.

Head of school, Jayne Hill, asked: “Are there any garden saviours out there we can call upon for either new or used garden equipment and any seeds and flowers?

Middleton pupils want to get gardening
Middleton pupils want to get gardening

"Our school has several flower beds, which are looking sad and very neglected, and we are keen to improve them. Our idea is for our staff and pupils to get involved and do the flower beds in phases. We are keen to get our pupils outdoors as much as possible and link the new flower beds with books we are studying.”

She said: “The first phase is to turn the larger flowerbed we have into 'Endurance' because Badger Class is using Shackleton's Journey as inspiration for our writing. We are aiming to produce an exhibition at the end for parents which will be live or virtual depending upon the Covid situation.”

Initially the school needs garden forks, spades, children's gardening gloves for 9 - 11-year-olds, rakes, topsoil, compost, wood stain, black paint and silver paint, white climbing plants e.g., clematis, white Lavender, white hydrangeas, cauliflower seeds, blue and white plants and trailing lobelia.

Flower beds are waiting to be rejuvenated
Flower beds are waiting to be rejuvenated

If any companies or individuals are willing to donate or find out more about the specific wish-list, they are asked to contact Jayne Hill via email j.hill@middleton.dneat.org or call 01553 840234.

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