Pupils sowing the seeds of success

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THETFORD pupils are putting down the roots of a healthy lifestyle after a donation of seeds.

Norwich Road School children had spades and forks at the ready on Wednesday after Thetford Healthy Town and Thetford Garden Centre clubbed together to make the donation.

It is hoped the planting will transform the space into a tranquil garden to complement the larger school allotment.

Headteacher Dulcie Ogilvie said she was delighted with the donation.

“The opportunity to do practical gardening activities on our allotment and in our raised beds is a valuable learning resource for all our children,” she said.

The idea for the flower bed was brought forward by Rachel Kaye, a parent and keen gardener.

Rachel approached Thetford Healthy Town with the idea and a bundle of seeds and gift voucher for the garden centre were promptly donated.

Carol Doherty, project support manager for Thetford Healthy town, said: “We do try to help out where possible for any of our local communities, especially when it comes to healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.”

Alison Findlay, from the Royal Horticultural Society, will help the children with their planting.