A DEVELOPER has lent a helping hand to schoolchildren to help build a kitchen garden.

Barton Stacey C of E Primary School reached out to Alfred Homes for its help to create the green space on school grounds.

The Green Horizon Kitchen Garden is an environmentally friendly project featuring several raised beds in which the children will plant seasonal soft fruit and vegetables.

Not only are the pupils intending to supplement the school kitchen, but these eco-entrepreneurs are also planning to provide a delivery service to the elderly and disabled who live in this tight-knit community.

Alfred Homes called upon some of their key sub-contractors to help, and site managers Dan Veal and Spencer Williams, responsible for the company’s Beadon Meadow development, on the edge of the village, stepped up to lend a hand with digging in the winter vegetables.

Money for the garden was raised through events at the school, such as an arts festival, any profit made from the sale of the fruit and veg will be donated to charity.