Children at Riversides School in Worcester are getting ready to dig in, with a £500 donation to help them create new garden areas for the school from Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ charitable trust (HCRCT).
The school, which has two sites in the city, on Thornloe Road and at Spring Garden, has 60 pupils aged 7-16, and wants to develop its garden areas and its own allotment so that the children can be involved in planting, growing and looking after flowers and vegetables.
Paul Yeomans, the school’s headteacher, said: “It’s marvellous that the trust could help us out in this way – we want the children to be able to get out into the garden and onto our allotment to learn about growing and nurturing plants. If it means they are ready to try eating a few new vegetables, that will be an added bonus!”
Mat Waddington, chair of the HCRCT, said: “I am delighted that we could help Riversides School to develop their garden and allotment – we are always keen to support young people. Since it was founded 10 years ago, the trust has given more than £150,000 to good causes across the Three Counties and young people often benefit.”
The trust donates money to good causes across the Three Counties several times a year.