School garden will mark the jubilee

NRHNBE120227a2, Heanor Mundy junior school, jubilee garden. Eco cats  Daniel Brown, Harrison Robinson and Abby Duffield.
NRHNBE120227a2, Heanor Mundy junior school, jubilee garden. Eco cats Daniel Brown, Harrison Robinson and Abby Duffield.

BUDDING young gardeners are busy sowing the seeds of a plan to renovate a patch of grassland at Mundy Junior School.

The Heanor primary in Lockton Avenue is planning to celebrate the jubilee year by turning small field into a colourful garden.

NRHNBE120227a1, Heanor Mundy junior school, jubilee garden. Eco cats Grace Shooter, Harrison Robinson, Jake Horsley, Daniel Brown and Abby Duffield.

NRHNBE120227a1, Heanor Mundy junior school, jubilee garden. Eco cats Grace Shooter, Harrison Robinson, Jake Horsley, Daniel Brown and Abby Duffield.

Head teacher Kelvin Gibbs said: “We really wanted to do something that’s a bit more interesting exciting from the outset - what we thought we would do is create a garden that’s permanently in colour.”

Pupils will help plant shrubs and flowers of different textures, heights and colours from all over the world.

The garden will be as much a tool for youngsters to learn the science of growing as it will a relaxing area for parents to wait for their children at home time.

Now pupils are busy designing how the finished garden might look and Mr Gibbs says the youngsters are taking to the task well.

NRHNBE120227a3, Heanor Mundy junior school, jubilee garden. Eco cats Jake Horsley and Grace Shooter with the royal oak.

NRHNBE120227a3, Heanor Mundy junior school, jubilee garden. Eco cats Jake Horsley and Grace Shooter with the royal oak.

“There’s just so much excitement and pride among the kids,” he said.

The school is set to pen a letter to the Queen herself, to tell her of the plans for the jubilee garden. And staff are hoping to finish the work in time for the big day itself on June 2, when it plans to hold a street party-style celebration in the finished gardens.