School club takes root

Pupils and staff at Stakeford Primary School with plants donated by Stakeford Nursery.
Pupils and staff at Stakeford Primary School with plants donated by Stakeford Nursery.

An after-school club is blooming, thanks to help from the community.

Stakeford Primary School decided to set up the self-funded club as a lifeline for working parents, but finding cash for activities has been difficult.

Staff hit on the idea of creating a school garden to keep the children occupied, and parents gave donations, while the PTA funded some outdoor furniture.

Now Stakeford Nurseries has provided various fruit and vegetables to grow, along with seed trays and pots.

It is hoped that pupils can start a school market to learn about enterprise and see the fruits of their hard work.

PTA spokeswoman Becky Nolan said: “The nursery staff were so helpful and accommodating and the teachers and staff are over the moon.”

A fundraising summer fair will take place at the school on May 27, at 3.30pm.