Pupils rewarded for efforts on project

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YOUNGSTERS who have taken part in a school gardening project have been congratulated for their efforts.

Certificates were presented by Wellingborough mayor Bhupendra Patel on Thursday to youngsters who had taken part in the project as it drew to a close.

The project has been running since 2008 and involved children from four Wellingborough schools – Wrenn, Friars, Croyland and All Saints.

The children attended a session once a week for an hour to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers, all from seed. The initiative was supported by Croyland ward councillors and local police, and took place in and around Wellingborough Council’s greenhouses, with the council looking after the produce between sessions.

Croyland councillor Martin Griffiths said: “The children’s enthusiasm has been unfailing and we’re all very proud to be involved.”

PCSO Phil Wane said: “The project gave the children an alternative to traditional school pursuits, and it’s been a great opportunity for them to mix with different age groups.”