Our garden grows with a little help from young friends

Green-fingered youngsters have been helping brighten up a Garstang housing estate.

Sunday, 22nd June 2014, 10:00 am
Can do: The girls from Garstang St Thomas, from left, Olivia Tyson, Caitlin Armytage, Kayleigh Stothert and Abigail May with Kim Taylor and Nichola Tombs, from Regenda

Youngsters from St Thomas’ CE Primary School in the town joined the residents of Stransdale Close and Marshaw Place to help tidy borders, plant tubs and dig in bedding plants. The special community day, organised by the Regenda Group housing association, also gave the children a chance to chat with older residents.

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For 10-year-old Nathan Clark it was the second time he’d taken part in the inter-generational project, which has now been running for six years.

He said: “It was nice to get out of school and do something which helps the environment and helps local people too. They really did appreciate it.”

The event was also supported by Age Concern and the Garstang Transition Group, an organisation which is committed to grow-your-own food.