A few months ago, I heard about a new school scheme run by Dobbies Garden centre called ‘Here we Grow’. It aims to help schools with growing projects. I filled in a big application form, explaining what we had planned at MDJS and what we would like to do. I am delighted to say we were successful in our application and today, I went to meet Sue, the Plantasia Manager, at our local Dobbies to collect some plants!

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We had £150 worth of plants given to us and now have 2 beautiful apple trees, a plum and a pear tree, to start our orchard! We also had lots of great starter plants for our Grow Zone!

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With a wheelbarrow of plants, we got stuck in straight away this afternoon, with pupils coming out and planting in their Grow Zone beds.

We are going to have a wonderful feast of fresh fruit and veg in a couple of months, so keep an eye out on our growing beds and feel free to weed or water when you are waiting for your children!!

Thank you again to Dobbies for these brilliant plants… we, at MDJS, are very grateful!