Baston firm supports Stamford primary’s garden project

Bluecoat primary school pupils  Sophie Hudson, Dina Akhtar, Drew Abel, Jessie Skippon, Jonathan Komives and Robbie Magan with their garden in need of renovation and part of the project on show at school to raise awareness of the project EMN-141126-130806009

Bluecoat primary school pupils Sophie Hudson, Dina Akhtar, Drew Abel, Jessie Skippon, Jonathan Komives and Robbie Magan with their garden in need of renovation and part of the project on show at school to raise awareness of the project EMN-141126-130806009

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Pupils at a school in Stamford are appealing for help to transform their school garden back to its former glory.

Bluecoat School in Stamford needs help from local businesses to help make-over its school garden into a well-loved outdoor classroom area.

The Year 4 class have decided to turn their overgrown and disused school garden into a place where they can grow their own vegetables and enjoy learning outside.

The pupils have already gained support from Waterside Garden Centre in Baston, who have kindly donated £100 worth of vegetable seeds for the pupils to plant in their new garden.

Spurred on by this donation, the pupils have set out writing letters to local businesses for more donations for their ambitious project.

Hot on the heels of the seeds, Northfields Garage donated tyres to be used as planters for herbs, whilst Dobbie’s Garden Centre has also offered to support the work.

The school also plans on creating a woodland for future generations of Bluecoat pupils to enjoy, which Burghley House head gardener John Burrows has been helping with by nurturing trees for planting in the garden.

The pupils are currently in need of someone who can help install a patio, they already have some old slabs from a former patio, but they need help re-laying them.

Year 4 teacher, Mrs Walker, said: “The children have really thrown themselves into this exciting project, I am so proud of what they have achieved already.

“There is still a long way to go and we’ll take any help we can get to bring this plan to fruition.”

If you would like to help by donating to the new garden, please contact the school office on 01780 764202 or e-mail office@bluecoat.lincs.sch.uk.

A letter from a pupil

I’m writing on behalf of the school.

We need donations for our garden.

We need a range of equipment to make an outdoor class room.

Then butterflies and frogs will have a home and the frogs will have a clean pond.

We need garden tools.

We also need tomato seeds, pots and nets, so we can clean the pond and learn about the mini beast for a project.

Our terrible pond will be lovely and great again.

We will be extremley grateful.

Thank you,

Bluecoat School.