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Prisoners contribute to school fair




Garden fair at Howard Primary School organised by Greener Growth. Many of the plants have been grown at Highpoint Prison. Plants sold will help raise money for the next Greener Growth project at Howard Primary. Jo Metcalfe and Fiona Till from Greener Growth with children on the stall. Picture Mark Westley.
Garden fair at Howard Primary School organised by Greener Growth. Many of the plants have been grown at Highpoint Prison. Plants sold will help raise money for the next Greener Growth project at Howard Primary. Jo Metcalfe and Fiona Till from Greener Growth with children on the stall. Picture Mark Westley.

Greener Growth, community group organised a garden fair at Howard Primary School with plants grown by prisoners from Highpoint Prison.

The garden fair was organised to raise money to create a shaded area for the early years outdoor space at the school.

Jo Metcalfe, founder of Greener Growth, said: “I was really impressed with the children.”

The fair raised around £180 by selling plants that the prisoners from Highpoint had planted with the resources provided by Greener Growth.

Ms Metcalfe said: “Quite a few people in prison aren’t academic but they’re good with their hands, this kind of work allows them to get into a landscape profession when they leave.”



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