Pupils devastated after storm wrecks greenhouse

By Harriet Ernstsons 04/05 Updated: 04/05 08:27

Buy photos » Matchborough First School gardening club members Mollie Griffiths, eight, and Renaldas Grozdovic, nine, inspect the damage to their greenhouse. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1812021MMR

DEVASTATED children are appealing for help after their school project was destroyed by the weekend's storms.

Matchborough First School pupils returned to school on Monday (April 30) after a weekend of heavy rain and wind to find their greenhouse had been wrecked beyond repair.

The equipment had only been at the Matchborough Way school for two weeks after children worked hard to collect over 8,000 supermarket vouchers in return for the greenhouse - which was part of the school's bid to become a School in Bloom this summer.

Members of the gardening club had planted a variety of flower and vegetable seeds which were set to be planted around the grounds later this term before the competition in June.

Now they are appealing for any resident or business with a spare greenhouse to come forward and offer them use of it to get their competition bid back on track.

Headteacher Jackie Harris said: "It is upsetting to see the children's hard work turned upside down.

"If anyone can help us to put the school back on track for this year's Schools in Bloom competition we would appreciate hearing from them."

Anyone who can help is asked to call the school on 01527 883880.

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