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20th June 2012«Back
Bedford Road Lower School, had a special visitor to officially open their school garden today, after receiving a cheque, to set up its own kitchen garden. The project will help educate pupils about the origins of fresh food and the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables.
The donation from Caterlink’s charitable Foundation will go towards the construction of raised garden beds at the school. Bedford Road Lower School will be able to grow an array of fruit and vegetables and involve many more children, their parents and members of the local community in food related projects and learning. The kitchen garden will enhance the focus on fresh food already in place at the school through the work of Caterlink.
Neil Fuller, Managing Director of Caterlink, said: “We are delighted to support Bedford Road Lower School through our Foundation’s Kitchen Garden project. By working closely with schools, we hope to have a positive impact in reinforcing the importance of fresh food and provenance to local children.”
Lindsay Gould, Headteacher at Bedford Road Lower School, added: “At Bedford Road we believe that all children should understand where food comes from and have the opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables and cook with locally produced ingredients. This donation from WSH Foundation will go a long way to ensuring we can achieve this.”