Dilkes Academy is an infant and junior school in South Ockendon, Essex who needed a little help to do something really great for the children.
One of the teachers, Mr. Henderson realised the potential of some of the green areas in the school grounds and recruited Mrs Graves (one of the parents) to help establish a gardening club that can act as a teaching aid.
The idea is to have an area for growing fruit and vegetables where the students can all help plant seeds, be taught how to look after them, and watch them grow into the things they recognise and eat every day. In addition to this, an area will be designated to wild flowers.
Mr Henderson said that, as well as being pleasing on the eye, this area will attract new insects such as butterflies, bees etc. to wild flowers, and will help the children with their science studies as they learn about how plants and insects play such an important role to our environment.
Faithfull Tools were delighted to donate a range of hand trowels and forks, along with some flex tubs that the children could cope with, along with other essential items to get them started. Andy Skinner represented Faithfull Tools and delivered the items to Dilkes Academy, where they were gratefully received by Mr Henderson and two eager gardening club members.► View the Faithfull Gardening Tools range