Pembroke Power Station supports school’s gardening project

RWEnpower - 2011-02-09

Children at a Pembrokeshire school are being taught to grow their own food thanks to an initiative supported by Pembroke Power Station.

Carrots, potatoes and strawberries are among the many vegetables and fruit pupils at Tenby VC Infants School are growing in the school grounds.

They are now extending that growing programme thanks to RWE npower’s Green Fingers project.

The company has presented the school with a greenhouse and sets of gardening tools and aprons.

Head teacher Gill John says the donation will enable the school to grow a new range of plants. “The children are thrilled with their new greenhouse and are very excited at the prospect of growing different types of fruit and vegetables,’’ she said.

Not only are the children involved in growing food but they are shown how to cook it also. Mair Lewis, Pembroke Power Station’s community relations officer, was treated to school-grown potatoes and carrots cooked by the children when she visited the school. “The school has really embraced the whole Green Fingers ethos,’’ she said.

RWE npower’s Green Fingers campaign aims to help 4-7 year olds learn about the potential of renewable energy through the science of gardening. Tenby VC Infants School was one of 50 UK schools to win a greenhouse and gardening kits.

All schools across the UK are able to access the company’s online Green Fingers curriculum-based resources with tailored lesson plans and interactive activities about how the earth’s natural energy can be harnessed to help things grow.

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Green fingers: pictured with their new gardening kits are members of Tenby VC Infants School’s Eco Club with headteacher, Gill John, teacher, Mags Walters, and Pembroke Power Station’s community r