Staff at St Paul’s Catholic Primary School are very proud of their Gardening Club and all that they have accomplished over the past year. Their Green Ambassadors have achieved the Royal Horticultural Society’s School Gardening Level 1 and 2 Award and are currently working towards achieving the Level 3 Award. They have also achieved Bronze and Silver level from the Woodland Trust Green Schools Award and are well on their way to achieving Gold!

As part of the Green Ambassador scheme, run by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the children have been learning about sustainable living and caring for their school grounds. They are in the process of planting a new hedge with trees donated by the Woodland Trust, which will provide more food and protection for local wildlife.

The children have been actively raising funds through school and reaching out to the local community and were extremely grateful to receive a very generous £250 donation this month from Poynton Roundtable. The funds will go towards constructing new growing beds that will enable the children of St Paul’s to grow a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. By having extra growing beds, we are now delighted to be able to expand the gardening club out to the community and offer growing beds to be used by local parishioners.

St Paul’s Gardening Club are also delighted to receive a small garden shed donated by the Friends of St Paul’s, which enables the children to safely store their seeds and gardening equipment.

Miss Johnson, Teacher and Forest School Leader, said, “The children have embraced the whole concept of going green and growing food from seed. They have shown great enterprise looking for ways to raise awareness and funding. They are looking forward to being able to extend their club to parishioners and drawing upon local expertise over the coming months.”