Pupils grow vegetables for project

Burnside Primary School's Keyhole Garden Project.
Burnside Primary School's Keyhole Garden Project.

Youngsters in Cramlington have been growing their own food to help youngsters in Africa.

The Burnside Primary School pupils have built their own keyhole shaped garden, incorporating a central ‘basket’ where compostable waste is placed.

The youngsters created the garden in conjunction with the Send A Cow charity, which works with communities in Africa to help become self sufficient and teach them how to grow crops.

Children at the school were given first hand experience of building and growing their own vegetables and flowers.

Early years manager Nikki Shaw said: “We are very proud to be involved with a charity that really does help others to help themselves and changes many lives for the better.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to have a ‘hands on’ approach and to see the project culminate in vegetables they could eat themselves.”