GREEN-FINGERED primary school pupils have been given more equipment as part of National Gardening Week.

The students of St David’s C of E Primary School were given tools including spades, trowels, rakes, watering cans and gloves.

They also received an insect sculpture hotel and wildlife attracting seeds to encourage wildlife into the school gardens from CALA Homes.

Colin Ellyatt, headteacher at St David’s C of E Primary School said: "We are thrilled with this kind donation from CALA Homes which is a great way to get the children more involved in gardening.

"Children can learn new skills, have fun and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden which is something we actively encourage.

"This new equipment will help get the children engaged with the school gardens as well as create a more attractive environment for everyone to enjoy."

Gill Sabin, regional sales and marketing director for CALA Homes Midlands said: "Creating beautiful places to live is at the heart of what we do and gardens can play an important role in our sense of wellbeing.

"National Gardening Week is all about encouraging new gardeners so we thought it would be a great opportunity to help encourage younger generations to get involved and develop a passion for gardening.

"We’re delighted to be able to support St David’s C of E Primary School and hope the children enjoy using the new equipment."

The donation is part of National Gardening Week which begun on Monday and will run for the rest of this week.