Eco school aims higher

A WORKFORCE of pupils, parents and supportive townfolk is working on a project to help Larkfields Junior School in Nuthall achieve the ‘eco green flag’ status.

The project, called Get Your Grown Up Growing, aims to transform wasteland and neglected areas and get people involved in creating environmental areas to benefit the community.

More than 60 people turned out to take part in bulb planting, creating a vegetable garden and woodland pathway and building a pond.

School teacher Karen Rea is one of the members of staff behind the ambitious efforts.

She said: “We have already completed the bronze and silver stages of the eco schools challenge and everyone is determined to gain the ultimate green flag award.

“The school grounds will look a picture when the project is complete and I am proud to be part of such a worthwhile effort.”

Among those involved were Greasley Parish Council chair and school governor Christine Bird, Jim Stirland who is involved with community work at a school in Uganda and former Nuthall Parish Council chair Neil Gribby.

The project is sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society and Waitrose.