Pupils unveil their new plot

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Pupils at All Saints Junior and Infant School can finally get their fingers dirty after their new garden was officially unveiled.

After a year in the making, the garden was opened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Coun John Hardy, following a special assembly with all the pupils and specially invited guests.

The audience at the assembley were treated to performances from the school choir and the mums choir, while the headmaster Simon Scott presented Robert Foster and Nicola Hinchliffe with thank you gifts for leading the project from start to finish.

The school council then took the guests and the Mayor and Mayoress to look around the garden before they were served refreshments, which included a specially made school garden cake designed by Claire Chadwick, a mum at the school.

Headteacher Simon Scott said: “Most of the cost of the garden was offset by volunteers giving their time or materials.

“A lot of the children helped to do the initial planting, including the flowers and using old Wellington boots as containers.

“Our future plans are for the children to grow herbs and vegetables to use in school during cooking and we already have the seeds being grown for that by the one of the pupils’ granddad.”