Raymond Brown visited Sarisbury Green Junior School with one of our grab lorries to donate two tonnes of BS topsoil, enabling the school to start their allotment renovation project.
The school were provided with their allotment earlier this year and have been requesting support from local businesses so that they can develop it. They are the first school within Hampshire to have their own allotment and a group of Year 6 students are putting together a gardening club to work on it.
The school’s new gardening club is overseen by two parent volunteers, Mr Ben Kimble and Mrs Maria Kimble. The children, who have named themselves “SJS Ground Force”, have put together a presentation, which they gave in an assembly, asking for volunteers and, out of the 360 students, they now have 48 volunteers.
Mrs Kimble stated that the allotment would be renovated by both children and volunteer parents and would eventually grow fruit and vegetables and that there would also be flowers planted for the bees and wildlife.