Stifford Clay’s celebrate blooming success

STIFFORD Clays Infant & Nursery School are celebrating their success in this years Thurrock in Bloom competition.

They entered 4 categories and collected 1 Silver Gilt award and 3 gold’s. This is their best ever result.

All plants are grown from seed, as part of the Science curriculum and the children care for the plants, watering and weeding during playtimes.

Vegetables are grown and then used by the schools cooking club to produce soups and other goodies. The salad is used at lunchtimes so that everyone can share the harvest.

The school has benefited from new equipment this year like ‘Raised Beds’ which has made gardening more accessible for the children. Much of the new equipment came via the Morrison’s vouchers collected by parents.

Head teacher Mrs L Catton said “We could not have achieved this without the support of parents, staff, pupils and the gardening club. A special thanks to ‘Jim’ the grandparent of Jimmy & Albert Taylor, who has inspired and helped pupils with our allotment”.

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