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King's Lynn Mars Food UK factory team help to transform garden space at Magdalen Primary Academy

Volunteers from Lynn's Mars factory on Hardwick Industrial Estate rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into transforming garden space at Magdalen Academy on Thursday so that pupils will be able to grow their own fruit and veg.

The team of eight from the Hansa Road factory were joined by a group of parents who kept the team supplied with hot drinks and cake and also helped with improving and maintaining other parts of the grounds.

The volunteers built two new raised beds, relocated and filled two huge tractor tyres with soil, removed two declining fruit trees and three rotten raised beds, installed two new fences and built a set of pallet seats with vertical planters in between. Their efforts were part of Mars Food UK Scholastic’s Grounds Development Programme.

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