AN Ellesmere Port school's blossoming garden project has been handed a significant financial boost.

Homebuilder Redrow has donated £1,300 to support budding gardeners at Brookside Primary School in Great Sutton following a request for help.

Headteacher Michael Rodgers said: "Some of the children don’t have a garden at home and so we wanted to improve our outdoor environment garden to enable them to learn more about nature, wildlife and growing produce.

"Helping tend to the garden will allow the students to gain knowledge and understanding that will have long-term benefits on health and wellbeing, science and nature.”

The financial support offered by Redrow was via a voluntary West Cheshire Community Fund, linked to new homes being built at The Pastures at Backford Cross and nearby Ledsham Garden Village, both of which are around two miles from the school.

The community fund saw £10,000 shared between good causes in the local area.

Redrow trainee area sales manager Chris Edwards said: “The pandemic has made everyone more appreciative of outside space and nature.

"Supporting Brookside Primary’s garden project links very nicely with our own biodiversity strategy of ‘nature for people’, whereby we aim to enhance wildlife habitats, as well as create new ones within the communities we create.

"It’s great to see the school fostering a love of nature from an early age and helping children learn about the environment around them."