Oh Brother, school gets its very own allotment

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PUPILS could soon be tucking into delicious meals made with produce picked fresh from their very own allotment.

Children who attend Johnstown Junior School are looking forward to growing wholesome vegetables for school dinners thanks to the help of a hard-working task force.

Staff from the Brother Industries factory site, Ruabon, have been helping pupils as they set up an allotment in the village’s community gardens.

When the project is completed the allotment will be a source of fresh food and will also help to develop pupils’ environmental awareness.

Headteacher Robert Pullen said: “We are making sure the site is suitable for all the children. When it is finished we hope to grow our own produce which can be used for school meals.”

Mr Pullen said that as well as supplying labour the Brother team also donated a host of invaluable materials, adding: “Preparation work is currently being done – it is a bit like a version of the TV show Ground Force – and landscaping is being carried out.”

Mr Pullen also praised the work of school secretary Julie Marubbi for her work in organising the project.

Brother spokesman Patricia Gartland said everyone from the company was only too pleased to be able to help and the allotment would be an important resource for the school in the future.

“We undertake many projects with groups throughout the area and enjoyed the opportunity of being able to help Johnstown Junior School.

“As well as being of benefit to the community, tasks such as these are good for team building. There were eight members of staff involved and the feedback was very positive.”

Johnstown ward councillor David A. Bithell said: “Brother is an excellent example in providing employment and a commitment to local communities which spans more than 25 years in Wrexham.”

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