Local based highway maintenance company Ringway, were contacted by the children of Urchfont Primary School in Wiltshire, as they wanted us to help in donating tools for them to develop their school’s gardens and learn more about growing their own vegetables, flowers and learning about the annual seasons. In total the children have three gardens currently in development, a reflective garden, a vegetable garden and a flower remembrance garden.
The Urchfont School is a member of the Eco Schools Association, an initiative introduced by The Government in England, who would like every school to be a sustainable school by 2020. The Eco-School Association is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
The tools donated by Ringway will help the school to develop and learn through gardening. With continued success the school will be recognized with a Silver Award, awarded by the ECO Schools Association and will be well on their way to a Green Flag, the highest award presented.
“As part of the local community we were absolutely delighted when the children approached us for help with their Eco garden and we were more than happy to assist them with the request for tools!” Said Paul Herbert, Divisional Manager, Wiltshire
“The children are thrilled with their garden! With the tools donated by Ringway they were able to develop a larger plot and grow a wider selection of vegetables. The children enjoyed picking potatoes and a mix of salads and they enjoyed eating them too! Thank you very much, this shows a real sense of community spirit.” Alun Richards Head Master at Urchfont Primary School
Photo: Wiltshire Parish Steward Richard Green with Urchfont Primary School ECO garden committee.