Growing Together project bears fruit

More than 240 pupils from Headfield Junior School, Thornhill Junior and Infant School, Overthorpe C of E Academy and Thornhill Community Academy have joined to celebrate the achievements of a unique year-long project.

“Growing Together” has seen pupils from all four schools work together to look at gardening, plants and the food we eat.

They have forged new friendships by meeting up regularly to work together on different gardening related activities as well as to create their own “Growing Together” song.

Geoff Smith, headteacher of Headfield Junior School said: “As the project has progressed, it’s been great to see the children become more and more enthusiastic about seeing each other again.

“It also demonstrates that local schools are working successfully together to promote closer ties between different communities, especially children and young people, with projects like this.”

At their celebration event, pupils from all four schools enjoyed a performance of their song and, amongst other things, created giant pictures of their ideal garden and competed in “Vegetable Olympics”.

The children shared their comments about the project on a huge blackboard.

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