Chadwell Heath schoolkids get green-fingered

PUBLISHED: 11:07 07 May 2013

Marks Gate Junior School received seeds and bulbs from Sainsbury's

Marks Gate Junior School received seeds and bulbs from Sainsbury's


Some keen horticulturalists were cultivated with the launch of Marks Gate Junior School’s afterschool gardening club.

Pupils at the school in Chadwell Heath are getting their (green) hands into learning how to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.

They were given a boost with a donation of boxes of seeds and bulbs from Sainsbury’s Chadwell Heath.

The supermarket supplied them with tomato plants, strawberry, potato seedlings, vegetable seeds and flower bulbs.

Deputy store manager Richard Hulbert said: “Marks Gate Junior School is situated in one of the most underprivileged areas in Barking and Dagenham and it is our pleasure to donate all the items these children require helping them learn from growing fruit and vegetables within our local community.”

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