Meet St Mary’s RC Primary School Eco Club

St Mary's Primary School Eco Club

There are 12 Eco Warriors at St Mary’s Primary School Eco Club determined to make their school not only a beautiful place but a super green one too!

These kids are ‘little superheroes’, checking lights are switched off, doing the schools recycling and even taking delivery of the horse manure for the veggie patch, which even now seems to make them all giggle;  But they knew why it was important. “Horse Manure feeds the soil, but it is very smelly phew!” one of the girls excitedly told us.  Which naturally caused them all to fall about laughing in the grass. It was wonderful to see the children learning about the big wide world whilst sitting outside on the grass next to their fab flower beds.

Miss Bickerdike commented, “The seeds that Mr Fothergill’s donated to our school were amazing and the kids loved sowing them, thank you so much.”

The Eco Club do it all from sow to grow and they definitely know their onions when it comes to gardening.  “We have a compost heap too and we put food scraps, but not sweets, coz we don’t want rats!” one of the boys shouts from the back, which are wise words.

What a great bunch of kids and what a fab garden and with thanks to Mr Fothergill’s Seeds they were awarded ‘Overall prize for Originality’ in Horwich in Bloom 2015.  

Pictured: The Eco Club – Miss Bickerdike, Emma Walker, Lauren Thornley, Joel Thornley, Ethan Sanderson, Shannon Ryder, Ciara Holt and Jasmine Wilding.


Mr Fothergill’s have supplied St Mary’s Primary School Eco Club with all the seeds they need to produce a really beautiful school garden this year as part of Horwich in Bloom.  The blog posts are written by Vicki Robinson, who writes for the Bury Times and the Bolton News and is involved in Horwich In Bloom for 2015.


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