Kettering pupils get stuck in for National Children's Gardening Week

Through the hands-on session, the youngsters enjoyed planting new flowers in the school’s garden, as well as making special insect homes out of logs

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 3:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 3:04 pm
Pupils from St Andrew's Primary with Yvette Christy from Tilia Homes
Pupils from St Andrew's Primary with Yvette Christy from Tilia Homes

These green-fingered youngsters have been having great fun outdoors with the help of a housebuilder.

Pupils at St Andrews CofE Primary School in Kettering got their hands dirty for National Children’s Gardening Week after housebuilder Tilia Homes donated a selection of new plants and wildlife boxes for the children to plant and learn from at school.

In a bid to help the children have fun in the garden and learn about plants that support wildlife, Tilia Homes’ landscaping team Benchmark Ground Maintenance visited the school and hosted a lesson for Year Five and Six.

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Pupils from St Andrew's Primary with Yvette Christy from Tilia Homes

Through the hands-on session, the pupils enjoyed planting new flowers in the school’s garden, as well as making special insect homes out of logs.

Ben Arnell, headteacher at St Andrews CofE Primary School, said: "Our pupils had a fantastic time learning about different species of plants and the importance they play in our ecosystem.

"We have installed the new wildlife boxes around the school and the children will enjoy watching and learning from the animals that will soon find a home in them.

"We’re delighted that Tilia Homes and Benchmark Ground Maintenance were able to spend the afternoon with us and donate all the plants, the children really enjoyed the interactive lesson.”

David Thomas, regional sales and marketing director for Tilia Homes Eastern, said: “It was wonderful to see the children get so involved in the lesson and enjoy spending time in the garden.

"Spending time outdoors and being active is so important and I hope our lesson has sparked some budding gardeners in the making.”

Tilia Homes is currently selling a collection of two and three-bedroom homes with prices starting from £240,000 at its Westhill development in Kettering situated on Northampton Road.

For further information on the homes at Westhill, call 01536 430895 or visit www.tiliahomes.co.uk.