Gardening is back thanks to donations

Scarborough Lions donate a new greenhouse to Lindhead School'pupils Oliver Duck,front left and Ben Atkinson with ,back from left,Paul Spenceley,Maurice Johnson,Lions President Audrey Carey,Ron Collier,headteacher Jill Tiffany,Jamie Saunders and school gardener Ken Slater.'Picture by Neil Silk   112326'08/06/11
Scarborough Lions donate a new greenhouse to Lindhead School'pupils Oliver Duck,front left and Ben Atkinson with ,back from left,Paul Spenceley,Maurice Johnson,Lions President Audrey Carey,Ron Collier,headteacher Jill Tiffany,Jamie Saunders and school gardener Ken Slater.'Picture by Neil Silk 112326'08/06/11
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A GROUP of Scarborough school children have their watering cans ready and weeding trowels steady as they prepare to stock up their new green house.

Pupils at Lindhead School were upset earlier this year when heavy wind and rains damaged their garden shed.

After reading their plight in the Evening News, businesses, organisations and individuals all came forward to offer donations and financial support for the school’s gardening club.

Now the school boasts a shed even bigger and better than the old one.

Lindhead headteacher Jill Tiffany said: “We have a lot of very keen gardeners at school and they were lost without their greenhouse.

“Now thanks to the generosity of local people we have an even bigger greenhouse for the children to grow their plants.

“It really is super and the children are absolutely delighted.

“From all the staff, children and governors we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us to buy our new greenhouse.”

The school received sizeable donations from a number of local organisations including Scarborough Lions, the Freemasons, and Castle Construction.

The cause was also supported by pupils at Scalby School who held a cup cake sale and raised £50 for the Lindhead children.

Further donations came from local pensioners, parents and friends of the school too.