Manor Park school to receive grant for garden project

School business manager Shazidur Rahman in the garden

School business manager Shazidur Rahman in the garden - Credit: Archant

Over a three week period, the Recorder is profiling the finalists who will benefit from a share of £30,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme – with you deciding who gets £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 towards their project.

Our final shortlisted organisation is Kensington Primary School.

Staff want to redevelop the grounds in order to provide a vibrant and educational outdoor environment.

“Something we’ve found is that a lot of the kids don’t have a local park to go to,” explained the school’s business manager, Shazidur Rahman.

“We want to put lots of different flowers and plants in and teach the children about them.”

The school, in Kensington Road, Manor Park, has identified a number of areas within its grounds that will benefit from the money. – with the intention to redevelop them as soon as possible.

“It depends when we get the money, but we hope to start work this spring,” said Shazidur.

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“We think the school holidays might be a good time to get people in and work on the garden.”

The money would also be used for purchasing large planters for the school’s playground, signage to identify the different plants, learning trails and wall art to enhance the school’s grounds.

“It’s fantastic that we’re one of the shortlisted organisations,” said Shazidur.

“The more money we can get, the more we can develop the school.”

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