Local school opens Community Garden

Burnley Brow Community School in Chadderton  has officially opened a new community garden as part of their drive to reinforce healthy living.


In 2015 the school received funding from Communty Links and Chadderton North Ward for ther "Growing spaces " plan.
Oldham Council’s Environmental Service  organised planting in late spring of 2016.
From then on the green space has been used to host small gardening and vegetable growing events for all the pupils of the community school. The children have used the vegetables to make soup in school and take some home to share with their families.
The garden is used by the whole community and it facilitates workshops for children in need of pastoral care. Burnley Brow recently hosted its first ever open day for parents and members of the local community.
The Head teacher of Burnley Brow Community School, said: “At Burney Brow we aim to provide firsthand learning experiences, where children are given opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge they need to live healthy lives. As part of our commitment to children and families, we work to bring community and school together.”
The garden will contribute to Oldham’s entry into North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom.
Residents can enter into a number of competitions as part of the Bloom and Grow campaign. To find out more about  visit: www.oldham.gov.uk/bloomandgrow