Ravensfield Primary School celebrated its success in the Morrisons ‘It’s Good To Grow’ scheme with a visit from Andrew Gwynne MP.
Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, visited earlier this month to present the school with new gardening equipment secured through the scheme. The school received one of the highest numbers of tokens in the country and successfully secured new gardening kit including seed supplies, spades, trowels and compost.
The equipment will support pupils at the school in developing the school garden. The work will allow children to develop a closer relationship with the natural world as they get hands-on experience of growing fruit and vegetables.
Morrisons launched the ‘It’s Good to Grow’ scheme last September to help inspire children to get outdoors and learn about where food comes from. Thanks to the scheme, over 71,000 pieces of gardening equipment are now being donated to schools up and down the country including:
- 12,000 trowels
- 7,600 forks
- 2,200 watering cans
- 15,000 packets of seeds
- 2,800 pairs of gloves.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“It was great to visit Ravensfield Primary School and celebrate its brilliant success in Morrisons ‘It’s Good To Grow’ scheme.
As a keen gardener, I understand the benefits that gardening can have on your mental and physical wellbeing. This new kit means that pupils can develop a beautiful school garden, and get hands-on experience of growing fruit and veg.
Well done to the students and staff at Ravensfield, and a big thanks to Morrisons for launching this scheme. It is a wonderful initiative, and will get so many kids engaged with nature!”
Ruth Dawson, Acting Headteacher at Ravensfield Primary School, said:
“It is wonderful how the school community has worked together to benefit our pupils. Thank you to all those who helped and to Morrisons for their generosity.”
Becky Teeney, Community Champion at Morrisons Dukinfield, said:
“It is very important to us at Morrisons Dukinfield that children understand where their food comes from. This equipment will allow the children at Ravensfield Primary School to build a fantastic knowledge base and grow their own food. The team at Morrisons Dukinfield look forward to seeing what the children grow over the coming weeks and months.”
For more information visit: https://www.itsgoodtogrow.co.uk .