Grown up gardening

The Royal Horticultural Society get grown-ups growing at Ripponden J&I school, Halifax Road, Ripponden. Evie Hoyle nine, Bodelena Horsley nine and Charlotte Beeden nine.
The Royal Horticultural Society get grown-ups growing at Ripponden J&I school, Halifax Road, Ripponden. Evie Hoyle nine, Bodelena Horsley nine and Charlotte Beeden nine.
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Pupils at Ripponden Primary School have got their parents gardening - and raised more than £300 in the process.

The school signed up to a Royal Horticultural Society campaign called Get Grown Ups Growing and hosted a coffee morning last Thursday to raise money for its plant beds.

The parents had coffee, a raffle and helped the children plant spring bulbs in the school grounds.

As part of the campaign, pupils have grown several different varieties of vegetables, including potatoes and courgettes, which were used in school meals.

Year five teacher Helen Scoley, leading the school’s initiative, said: “The parents seemed to really enjoy it.

“The children had a lot of fun growing the vegetables and we had a really good harvest this year.”