Wellingborough Norse has joined with local firm DA Efficient Gas Services, to promote the importance of vegetables to four and five year old local school children.
With the support of the two organisations, local primary schools are being helped to build ‘edible borders’ and grow a range of vegetables, with the chance to win £1000 worth of school equipment.
“We came up with the idea to encourage local youngsters to learn how to grow vegetables, and to help them learn about the need of vegetables in a healthy diet,” said Steve Dunkley of Wellingborough Norse.
“Both we and DA Efficient Gas Services also believe that it is really important to improve their understanding of where these ingredients originate from, and Edible Borders give children the opportunity to explore all the parts of the vegetable growing process. Most children are intrigued with nature and will often welcome the idea of creating a border of their very own.”
Schools are being invited to build Edible Borders and Wellingborough Norse’s grounds division, together with DA Efficient Gas Services, is offering to provide everything required to get started:
· A variety of vegetable seeds
· Sleepers (if required to make raised beds)
· Child sized tools and gloves to maintain the area
· Branded tabards
· Border assembly if required
· A banner advertising that your school is taking part in the Edible Borders Competition
“We’ll also teach them how to plan the borders,” Steve Dunkley added.
Schools are being invited to sign up for the competition by 28th February 2014, with judging taking place on the 14th and 15th July 2014.
To get an information brochure or to sign-up for the competition and get the chance to win £1000 worth of equipment for your school, contact:Stephen.Dunkley@ncsgrp.co.uk