SCHOOLCHILDREN will soon be enjoying the fruits of their labour after receiving a helping hand with their butterfly garden project.
As its application to Dobbies Garden World in Ponteland was successful, All Saints First School in Lancaster Park, Morpeth, can get up to £500 worth of goods for its outdoor area.
Staff and a pupil from each year group recently paid their first visit to the store and they collected some plants, soil, stones and equipment.
As well as the flowers, there will be a sensory area and an allotment section to grow fruit and vegetables for use in school.
Reception class teacher Laura Ritson said: “We’re looking to make the outdoor learning provision an important part of the school as we recognise that it can help to develop our pupils’ skills and knowledge.
“We approached Dobbies to see if it could help and we were told there was a funding stream that we could benefit from.
“We were delighted to receive a £500 award and we enjoyed the first shopping spree.
“We will soon return to buy a range of flowers, which will attract butterflies and other wildlife to the garden section.”