School garden transformed after makeover

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A SCHOOL garden in the Cotswolds has been given a spring makeover thanks to green-fingered supermarket staff.

Youngsters at Stow Primary School, who are keen gardeners, found clearing the overgrown pond garden and vegetable and fruit beds was too big a task for them.

But after staff from the Tesco store in Stow stepped in to help as part of a team building day on Tuesday, the space has now been transformed.

Longborough-based Lonstone, Batsford Garden Centre and Fosseway Garden Centre, in Moreton, donated plants and materials which the team used to create a new herb garden for the children.

And they even filled planters and pots ready for the children to sow their seeds.

Store Manager Parveen Ahir said: "Tesco Stow has a long history of helping the local community and I am delighted that we could do this project to help the school.

"I would like to thank my team for putting their backs into this project for the benefit of the children and I would also like to thank the other companies who were so generous with their donations".

Headteacher Rebecca Scutt said: "It's totally amazing. They achieved so much it's absolutely fabulous. We run two gardening clubs and two forest schools and the children in the school have really benefited.

"We have a seating area for circle time we haven't been able to use. The children are chuffed to bits."

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