With the Chelsea Flower Show now in full swing, budding horticulturalists at Beoley First School are delighted with their new and much larger greenhouse thanks to local businesses and parents who dug deep for the green fingered project.
The pupils received lots of support from a number of local businesses, including Oakland International donating funds to help purchase the greenhouse, Attwell Farm kindly digging and laying the hard-core for the foundations, Total BGS installed the electrics and CET Redditch provided the electrical materials needed.
The project was also supported by parents and grandparents who laid slabs and erected the new 18 foot by 10 foot heated greenhouse, which is now being used as part of their year-round outdoor education activities, and was full of healthy plants in time for the children’s space-themed garden which was ‘commended’ at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Oakland International’s Jane Thompson commented: “When we heard that the children were growing their plants again from seeds as they did last year, but that their existing greenhouse just wouldn’t be big enough to cater for all the saplings they wanted and needed to grow for space themed garden for Malvern this year, we decided to help.”
The school is still actively raising funds for this year-round project, and invite anyone wishing to support their horticultural endeavours to contact the school.Beoley First School Deputy Headteacher Katie Sweeney said: “The greenhouse is an incredible asset to the school and has enhanced the many outdoor activities that the children participate in. We are an Eco Friendly school and our children love growing and using their own plants, fruits and vegetables.”