Youngsters create own allotment

Children at Bramham Primary School have planted strawberry plants in the newly-created allotment area at the school.

The allotment area has been tended to and planted by the children during their lunch breaks before the summer holiday and has proved to be very popular with them.

Various raised beds have been created and a wide range of plants and vegetables are being grown. School staff have been impressed by the keenness of the children to take part and the pupils have got to learn about how plants grow and produce fruit and vegetables we all can eat.

The latest bed to be planted was nominated to be the ‘Community Bed’ and the Bramham Community Action Group was approached to be part of this venture.

BCAG chairman Keith Innocent said: “We are delighted to be able to join the children in this and have been pleased to provide strawberry plants for them to plant and then be able to enjoy the fruits of their labours when the strawberries are ready.

“Looking at the plants and the number of fruits growing, it won’t be long before it will be home grown strawberries on the lunch menu!”

Parents got to have a good look at the horticultural work of the children – as well as taste some of the strawberries they had grown – at the school’s recent summer fair.