10th Dec, 2016

Generous donation helps Pershore High School to bloom

Aaron Wise 28th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A COMMUNITY garden at Pershore High School will be in full bloom this summer after receiving a £1,000 donation from a leading house builder.

The school was recently awarded the money from Persimmon Homes South Midlands’ ‘Community Champions’ scheme, to help fund planting beds in its community garden.

The green-fingered project will give the pupils the opportunity to be hands-on and grow their own produce as they learn about the origins of foods, horticulture and sustainable farming techniques.

Clive Corbett, headteacher at Pershore High School said: “We’re extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes for their generous donation as it means we can finally finish our community garden. The money will go towards a polytunnel and the construction of raised beds for planting.

“The garden will allow the children to understand the value of our environment and the benefits of healthy eating as well as providing an excellent outdoor classroom for science, mathematics and art lessons.”

Carol Selway, head of sales at Persimmon Homes South Midlands said: “We’re very pleased to announce Pershore High School as the latest beneficiary of our Community Champions scheme.

“The school is on the doorstep of our Wyre Meadows development site so we saw it as a great opportunity to make a difference in the town’s community. We expect the garden project will provide an excellent learning resource for the school.”

Visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity for more information.