Grant award allows Bressingham children to see the fruits of their labour

A grant of nearly �6,000 from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed Bressingham Primary School to transform part of its derelict school field into an allotment area.''Pictured: Head Teacher (Gavin King) along with pupils Archie Boyce-Moore, Joseph Hilling, Alice Lantsbury, Jack Freeman and Ollie Popple ANL-150916-185000009

A grant of nearly �6,000 from the Big Lottery Fund has allowed Bressingham Primary School to transform part of its derelict school field into an allotment area.''Pictured: Head Teacher (Gavin King) along with pupils Archie Boyce-Moore, Joseph Hilling, Alice Lantsbury, Jack Freeman and Ollie Popple ANL-150916-185000009

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Green-fingered children at Bressingham Primary School will now be able to see the fruits of their labour — thanks to a near £6,000 grant award for a new allotment.

The Little Acorns allotments project has seen about 110 square metres of half-derelict and half-muddied school field be transformed into an allotment area with dry garden, raised flower beds, a poly tunnel and tool shed.

Access to the outside classroom has also been improved with a further area being asphalted.

As a result, the out of hours gardening club open to pupils of all ages now has an area to grow plants.

The school received £5,762.85 from the Big Lottery Fund to contribute to the project, which is set to be visited by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon tomorrow.

Headteacher Gavin King told the Diss Express it was a “fantastic resource” for the school.

“It was a really muddy area and there were overgrown trees and things all over it. It was not very accessible,” he said.

“Now the children can get in there and get on with growing things.

“We think it is important for children to see where food comes from.

“Some already know, but now everyone has the opportunity to see food growing, and then to take it from the ground and cooking it.”