Everything’s rosy in Carr Green’s garden

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A RASTRICK school is celebrating after being awarded the Yorkshire Conservation School of the Year title.

Carr Green Primary School was chosen by Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Yorkshire Water for its commitment to creating a sustainable school garden and were impressed by how the school had integrated all elements of outdoor learning into the curriculum.

Each class at the school has a large raised allotment bed to look after with the help of a volunteer from the local community who provides them with knowledge on how to sow, grow and harvest their own fruit and vegetables.

These raised beds also provide an opportunity for pupils to increase their skills in areas such as maths, geography and environmental practice.

Deputy head Paul Mashinter said the school was delighted to have won the award. “It recognises the huge step we have made in outdoor learning in a very short space of time,” he said.

“The children, staff, parents and grandparents work extremely hard to use the fabulous space and facilities we now have.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Yorkshire Water for its One Million Green Fingers campaign which lit the blue touch paper with a hugely generous donation of volunteer time, resources and materials.”

The school received free tickets to theYorkshire Show, the award and £200 towards gardening equipment.