‘Children – get on my land!’

All set to dig in: Arthur Adams and his daughter Helen check out the plans for the new allotment with chairman of the Eco Club Josh Hunt
All set to dig in: Arthur Adams and his daughter Helen check out the plans for the new allotment with chairman of the Eco Club Josh Hunt

CHILDREN at Legsby School have been given the chance to get digging thanks to a generous neighbour.

When Arthur Adams, who lives next to the village school, got talking to some of the parents and found out the school had a new and flourishing gardening club, he knew just the way to help them – let them use some of his land.

“The new gardening club has been busy planting up every available area of the school grounds, so it was brilliant when Mr Adams said we could use some of his land,” said headteacher David Miskell.

Now the youngsters have gone from a few plants here and there to a large allotment area.

And ideas of what to grow there have been coming thick and fast.

Eco Club chairman Josh Hunt was delighted to share the plans with Arthur and his daughter Wendy when they visited the school to see how they were getting on.

The large allotment area will include a couple of rows of soft fruit bushes, together with four raised beds for vegetables, separated by bark paths – and an area has been sectioned off for chickens too.

“The children get so much out of the gardening and eco clubs,” added Mr Miskell.

“Living in such a rural area, it is important we actually use the surroundings we have.

“The children have really taken to it and we are very grateful to Mr Adams for allowing us to use the land and to all the parents who come along to help.”