Pupils get busy in the garden

KIds are grateful to CALA for the donation.
KIds are grateful to CALA for the donation.

Green-fingered pupils at Crookfur Nursery School have been given a helping hand from CALA Homes.

The housebuilder has provided the school with a donation of gardening equipment and accessories in support of National Gardening Week (April 10-16).

As well as gardening tools including spades, trowels, rakes, watering cans and gloves, the school also received an insect sculpture hotel and wildflower seeds to encourage wildlife.

Claire Jamieson, principal teacher, said: “We are thrilled with this kind donation from CALA Homes, which is a great way to get the children more involved in gardening. Children can learn new skills, have fun and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden, which is something we actively encourage. This new equipment will help get the children engaged with the school gardens as well as create a more attractive environment for everyone to enjoy.”

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes, added: “We’re delighted to be able to support Crookfur Nursery and hope the children enjoy using the new equipment.”