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09 Mar 2012
Residents of the Lyn Royd Sheltered Housing complex in
Linthwaite, Huddersfield, have been given a helping hand to tidy up
their community garden, courtesy of Groundwork's @myurbangreen
programme and a host of local volunteers.
The event enabled members of the local community to help the
residents improve their community garden, which had become
overgrown and in need of some new plants.
Two groups of enthusiastic year five pupils from Linthwaite
Clough Junior Infant and Early Years School enjoyed the opportunity
to get involved. The children were given the chance to learn how to
use different gardening tools, clear litter and leaves, take part
in a potting workshop, and plant fruit trees.
Several residents of the housing complex are
involved with the upkeep of the garden having taken part in a
‘grow-your-own’ scheme last spring, established by Kirklees
The clean-up gained a very positive response
from the school children, who were keen to re-visit the garden:
Year five pupil, Charlie, commented:
“Some people don’t care about the
environment; I wish people would pick up their
Classmate, Frankie, added:
“I hope we can come again, lots and
lots, every week!”
The children’s wishes may soon be granted as
the school is now looking to make a regular arrangement for the
children to take part in outdoor environmental activities.