Junior school pupils have a fun lesson in gardening

Date: Tuesday 21 July 2015

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Our staff in the East Midlands invited pupils from Brackley Church of England Junior School on an exciting trip to learn about gardening at our Earls Manor development in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

Twelve youngsters from years 3 to 5 were selected by their teachers to take part in a one hour gardening session at the development, which took place on Friday 17th July.

The session was led by the Head of Showhome Landscaping at Taylor Wimpey East Midlands Deano Dane, who gave the pupils an opportunity to do some gardening in the Earls Manor community garden with all of the equipment provided, while also teaching the pupils about gardening in general.

Amanda Zdyrko, senior teacher at Brackley Junior School, says: “Each teacher chose two pupils from their class who they thought would most love the experience.

“We’re all really delighted that Taylor Wimpey invited us to take part, and when I found out about the trip I wanted to

take my entire class along! It was a really lovely gesture and we’re so pleased.”

We approached the school to organise the trip, and invited them along to the session at Earls Manor, which is just ashort walk from the school.

“The children loved going along, as not only did they have chance to get involved in gardening, but they also got to see the new houses being built and take an interest in that aspect of the trip as well,” Amanda adds.

“The session was really beneficial and the entire day was lovely. We’re keen to set up a gardening club at the school in the autumn term, and this trip has motivated us even more to try and get that going.

“We’d all like to say thank you so much to Taylor Wimpey for inviting us along. We’re all so grateful and the staff and pupils are delighted to have taken part.”

Lucie Grundy, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “We’re so pleased that the pupils from Brackley Junior School were able to attend the gardening session at Earls Manor, and that we were able to teach them something that would really add to their curriculum learning in school.

“It’s wonderful to be able to take pupils out of their usual environments and allow them to see something entirely new, so we really hope that they gained some valuable knowledge from the session and that they had lots of fun on their trip.”

There’s a stunning selection of homes currently available to reserve at Earls Manor, including three-bedroom and four-bedroom houses.