"Lets Grow!" - Mary Visits Local School
Local MP Mary Creagh visited St Austins Catholic Primary School last Friday (1st May) in support of the Government “Growing Schools” programme.
At the heart of the programme is the principle that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development.
As part of this, the “Let’s Grow” scheme from Morrisons enables schools to benefit from gardening equipment and pupils to learn more about food production as part of the national curriculum.
Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield said: “I am passionate about children getting the very best to eat which is why I campaigned to change the law with my Children’s Food Bill. The Morrisons scheme is a fantastic way of getting children to learn about fruit and veg and that can only be a good thing. I love my garden and I know how much children enjoy digging – and picking stuff they grow!”
Claire McGreally of St Austins Catholic Primary School said: “We’re over the moon to get so much gardening equipment and the children can’t wait to get stuck in and put it to good use. This type of hands-on learning is really important for children’s development and its good fun too!”