Whittlesey brickmaker builds vegetable plots for Alderman Jacobs Primary School garden

Whittlesey brickmaker builds vegetable plots for Alderman Jacobs Primary School garden.

Whittlesey brickmaker builds vegetable plots for Alderman Jacobs Primary School garden. - Credit: Archant

A primary school in Whittlesey has been given new raised plots in which pupils can grow vegetables, thanks to a donation from local building products manufacturer Forterra.

Whittlesey brickmaker builds vegetable plots for Alderman Jacobs Primary School garden.

Whittlesey brickmaker builds vegetable plots for Alderman Jacobs Primary School garden. - Credit: Archant

The company’s Kings Dyke brickworks in Whittlesey, which manufactures the London Brick, gave Alderman Jacobs Primary School more than a thousand bricks.

They also sent trained bricklayers from the site who built the three raised beds on the school’s grounds.

Whittlesey brickmaker builds vegetable plots for Alderman Jacobs Primary School garden.

Whittlesey brickmaker builds vegetable plots for Alderman Jacobs Primary School garden. - Credit: Archant

The raised beds will be used by the pupils to grow vegetables, as part of the Food For Life Schools Award programme, which is backed by TV Chef Jamie Oliver.

The vegetables they grow in the plots will be used by the pupils to learn to cook, and will also be used in the preparation of school meals.


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Headteacher Cathy Carlisle said: “The new raised plots for our garden look splendid, and our pupils have already started growing vegetables in them.

“We’d like to thank the staff at Forterra for giving us their bricks, and their time and expertise in creating these beds for the pupils to use.”

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Paul Fitzjohn, plant manager at Forterra’s Kings Dyke Brickworks, said: “When we heard from the school about their Food For Life programme we thought it was a very worthwhile cause that we could contribute to.

“We’re delighted that our bricks will help inspire the pupils to get to grips with gardening and learning how to cook.”

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