CHILDREN from Meltham Moor Primary School will be going eco and eating their greens after winning a grant fromNorthern Gas Networks.
The school has been awarded £2,000 to create an outdoor garden area where they will be growing their own fruit and vegetables.
The grant has been awarded through the Northern Green Networks programme, an environmental scheme run by Northern Gas Networks. This year, more than £60,000 has been donated to schools and community groups across the region.
Mike Whitfield from the school said: “We have set aside a spare piece of land for the garden area and the children are really excited to start growing their own fruit and vegetables. They can’t wait to get their hands dirty. Now the funding is in place, we can get to work.”
Northern Gas Networks spokesman John O’Grady said:
“Northern Green Networks is designed to support the groups that are going the extra mile to make a difference in their communities and this is especially true of Meltham Moor Primary School.
“It is great to see the pupils so enthusiastic about growing their own vegetables, and hopefully that will stay with them throughout their lives.”