Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School are celebrating the installation of their Poly Tunnel this week. St Mary’s received funding for the project through the Tim Peake Grant – a scheme which aims to celebrate the British astronaut’s mission to the International Space Station. Inspired by Tim Peake growing rocket seeds in space the tunnel will be used as a kitchen garden and pupils will be able to grow their own vegetables and plants.
Science Lead for St Mary’s Primary School, Eloise Sinclair, said:
“We are all really excited about using our resource in the new year. We aim to include other LSP schools in our project but our first job is to fill the planters with soil and plan with the children what we are going to grow first!”