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Allotments created at Essex co-operative school

CS allotmentsAllotment plots have been created in the grounds of an Essex co-operative school.

A team of thirteen volunteers gave up their Saturday to help dig the plots for each year group to take care of at Cooks Spinney Primary School in Harlow.

The school’s recent Mini Marathon event brought in the funds needed to set the allotments up and get pupils started, while B&Q in Harlow and Van Hage in Ware also made donations towards the project.

Stuart Pope, head of school, said: “Pupils will now be encouraged to grow their own produce and understand that process. It is a fundamental life skill which we can now offer to our children. It was just a piece of ground before and now it is being put to great use.”

Picnic benches will be put in place to enable children to have quiet time in the outdoor space, while pathways around the school pond have been cleared and secret gardens created to inspire creating writing and reading for pleasure.

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