Making community greener
Julie Ells, from Bellway, with members of Beacon Rise Primary School’s gardening club, Inaya Cheetham-Bah, Lola Barrett, Charlie Bawdon, Olivia Bawdon, Poppie Proud, Bella Worgan and Niamh Rogers
GREEN-fingered schoolchildren from Beacon Rise primary have been showcasing their gardening skills at a housing development in Hanham.
The school’s gardening club teamed up with housebuilder Bellway to plant a variety of plants around the Abbotscroft development off Greenbank Road.
The pupils arrived equipped with their trowels and supplies of bedding plants ready to get to work.
Bellway has recently given £200 to the school, which will go towards a chainsaw artist who will turn one of their oldest decaying trees into an eye-catching sculpture.
Bellway's Rachel Way said: “It was a pleasure to welcome pupils from Beacon Rise Primary School’s gardening club to our Abbotscroft development.
“They have done an excellent job and their efforts will go a long way towards making the community greener and help to encourage wildlife on site.”
Chris Thomas, headteacher of Beacon Rise Primary School, said: “Being at the centre of the community is something we are particularly proud of.
“To be able to join with Bellway as they invest in our neighbourhood and encourage the children from our gardening club to be actively involved is just fantastic.
“We are truly proud to begin our working partnership with Bellway in this way and look forward to doing more with them in the future.”