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Green-fingered pre-school pupils looking forward to seeing fruits of their labour at new allotment

The allotment has been transformed into an accessible, child-friendly space, with flower beds and bark sitting areas.


Pupils at Woodborough Village Pre-School are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labours at their new allotment

The allotment space was donated to the pre-school and has now been transformed into an accessible, child-friendly space, with flower beds and bark sitting areas, ready for Woodborough’s budding Alan Titchmarshs and Charlie Dimmocks to start planting. 

Jade Topliss, Woodborough Village Preschool Manager, said: “We are super grateful to Ray and Liz Goddard who are the owners of the allotment and have kindly allowed preschool to use it. 

“Children have already enjoyed a few visits to the allotment and planting has begun, starting with some lettuce. We plan to continue to plant a mixture of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, which children will take care of and watch grow until they are able to cook and eat the fruits and vegetables they have grown.

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“We have already made some bug hotels and we plan to continue to create different homes for the different creatures we find. We hope to one day create a mud kitchen area also so children can spend time playing there and just enjoying the outdoor space.

“We are super grateful for this area and the work done by Jackson Civil Engineering and Carter Taylor Civils Ltd for donating their time, money and man-power to create this wonderful space, one of our children’s dad works for Jackson Civil Engineering and that is how they found out about the allotment and they were keen to get involved and help with the project.

“We know the allotment will be enjoyed by our preschool children for years to come!”

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