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The garden party in action at Marshwood Primary Academy

The garden party in action at Marshwood Primary Academy - Credit: Archant

Lyme Regis Rotary Club gives Marshwood School a helping hand with the weeding

Pupils at Marshwood Primary Academy were given a welcome hand to tidy up their garden recently.

Danny Hopkins from the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis led a party of gardeners to clear the area at the Church of England school.

Hedges were trimmed to allow more light into the vegetable raised beds, nettles, brambles and other weeds were cleared away, the grass cut and the pond was cleared of rubbish and muck.

Delighted headteacher Luke Owen said: “What a great effort by Rotary to help us in this way.

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“The garden looked fabulous after all the hard work, thanks to them and to others who helped.

“This will provide a superb learning environment for the children, growing vegetables, flowers, fruit and other plants, seeing the changes with the seasons.

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“Also, learning about the wildlife that will visit our garden and live in our pond, helping bees and moths and other creatures through the winter.

“The value of such a facility cannot be overstated, and also, no longer will the children suffer from the effects of stinging nettles or prickly brambles, thanks to the Rotarians’ and others’ hard work.”

The Rotary Club is also contributing up to £200 to the school to purchase tools and other gardening materials for the children.

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