BELLWAY DIGS DEEP TO DEVELOP GREEN FINGERS AT KINGS MILL SCHOOL

BELLWAY DIGS DEEP TO DEVELOP GREEN FINGERS AT KINGS MILL SCHOOL

Green fingered pupils at Kings Mills School in Driffield will be enjoying a busy new term in the garden after the Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway Homes, donated several tonnes of topsoil.

Green fingers – pupils and Learning Support Assistant (LSA), Lauren Croft from Kings Mill School in Driffield get their hands dirty thanks to Bellway’s topsoil donation

 

The Victoria Road school has run a gardening group for Key Stage 4 classes for 15 years as part of its work-related Learning for Life curriculum.  The gardening element of this work sees the class do everything from planting and weeding, to building a water feature and, most recently, using apples grown on school grounds to make apple flapjack to sell at their own takeaway shop.

 

“The kids love getting out in the garden and getting their hands dirty,” said teacher, Marnie Palmer. “And from our point of view, a happy class is a wonderful class to teach. Gardening group allows us to cover a whole host of practical skills; from team work to communications; all interlaced with lots of functional Maths and English.”

 

The top soil donated by Bellway is being used to fill a variety of large planters that the group will be planting with spring bulbs in order to brighten up the school site in the spring. The remainder will help to level off the area around the group’s self-built water feature, and feed other garden areas where the soil isn’t particularly good.

 

Jessica Hall, Bellway Homes’ Yorkshire sales manager, said: “Wherever we build, our aim is that the homes and those who move into them quickly become part of the local community; and we love to get things going by lending a helping hand within these communities.”

 

“The gardening group at Kings Mill makes me want to go back to school! They work they do is amazing, and the fun they have doing it is brilliant. I really loved the story I was told about a fish pond they built a good few years ago being turned into a wildlife bog garden for safety reasons.”

 

Bellway’s development in Driffield, Wolds View, is located on Bridlington Road, just over a mile and a half away from Kings Mill School. When complete it will feature 293  two, three and four-bedroom semi-detached, detached and town houses; and prices currently range from £184,995 to £318,995.

 

The sales office is open from 10.30am to 5pm Friday to Monday, and 10.30am to 7pm every Thursday. Visits are currently by appointment only. Find out more and book a visit by going to www.bellway.co.uk or calling 01377 798 644.

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