GUISELEY School celebrated its success in the Morrisons ‘It’s Good To Grow’ scheme with a visit from the town's MP Stuart Andrew.

Mr Andrew visited to present the school with new gardening equipment secured through the scheme. The school received one of the highest number of tokens in the country and was rewarded with new gardening tools including secateurs, trowels, forks and spades.

Students will use the new kit to develop their school garden, whilst building a closer relationship with the natural world as they get hands-on experience of growing fruit and vegetables.

Morrisons launched the ‘It’s Good to Grow’ scheme last September to help inspire children to get outdoors and learn about where food comes from. Thanks to the scheme, more than 71,000 pieces of gardening equipment are now being donated to schools up and down the country.

Mr Andrew, MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough, said: “It has been great to visit Guiseley School and see the work that they are doing as part of the Good to Grow Scheme. When food security is such an issue it is an important part of all of our education to understand how our food is grown and supplied and the hard work that goes into it. It was great to be with Sharon too as she is such a great community champion for Morrisons."

Mr Moss, Teacher of Science at Guiseley School added: “The Green Fingers club is really excited to be able to get back into the School's Peace garden after three years of construction work. With the equipment that we have been able to buy with the help of Morrisons and our brilliant parents, we can create a fantastic new garden for our new school.

“We plan to grow apples, strawberries, tomatoes and potatoes to start. The fruit and vegetables will be used in our food tech lessons, the flowers as inspiration for art, and learn about the science behind how living things grow and interconnect. It will be a garden for everyone to enjoy.”

Sharon Callaghan, Community Champion at Morrisons Guiseley said: “We want to help with children’s learning about where food comes from and how to grow it and are delighted to be donating this equipment to Guiseley School. We look forward to staying in touch with the School and seeing what they grow over the coming weeks and months.”

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