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Pupils dig a healthy lifestyle


Children have planted winter pansies in raised gardens at school.

The beds at Robert Miles’ Infants’ School, Bingham, will eventually be used for growing vegetables.

Each of the five classes has a raised garden, which they will work on during school time.

They will plant vegetables of their choice in spring and will learn how to cook the results of their efforts.

The head, Mrs Janet Baker, said: “The idea is that they can grow vegetables and take an interest and grow them later in life. They also learn about healthy food in lessons.”

The school also has a new sensory garden, which is full of wooden animals.

The area features wooden hedgehogs, owls and mushrooms to help the school’s 120 pupils to use their imagination and make up stories.

Mrs Baker said: “It is like a sensory garden. They can look at the animals and listen to the wind chimes.”

A total of £1,090 was spent on the two projects — £750 of which was raised at the school’s summer fair in June.

Aimee Flaherty-Green (6) and Brycie Cooper-Smith (6) said they were very impressed with the new additions.

Aimee said she was looking forward to having carrots while Brycie liked the garden, particularly the owl.

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