Parents get to work

PUBLISHED: 18:00 03 November 2011

Fairfield School, Backwell. Children and parents planting winter vegetables in the school garden. Issy, Lottie, Libby and Ben with Hayley Williams, Mell Johnson and Lucy Holland.

Fairfield School, Backwell. Children and parents planting winter vegetables in the school garden. Issy, Lottie, Libby and Ben with Hayley Williams, Mell Johnson and Lucy Holland.

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PARENTS were invited into a Backwell school to help their children plant winter vegetables.

As part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Get Your Grown-Ups Growing event this month, Fairfield School invited mums and dads in to work in their school garden.

A recent survey by the RHS found that fewer than one per cent of parents were taught to garden while at school, compared to 55 per cent of grandparents and 40 per cent of children.

The Get Your Grown-ups Growing scheme is aimed at getting more parents to help develop school gardens for use by their children and the local community and it is open to all schools registered to the RHS Campaign for school gardening. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/gygg


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