Brandles School in Baldock has been awarded a grant to give pupils gardening and growing lessons.

The Friends of Brandles has been awarded £1950, following the Baldock Area Forum recommendation on September 11.

The funding – subject to completion of the necessary formalities – will be used to buy gardening equipment, tools and storage for an outdoor adventure classroom at Brandles School which all pupils will be able to use.

They hope the area will teach children about gardening and growing their own vegetables and allow the children to work together to develop life and social skills.

Meika Cavanagh, chair of Friends of Brandles, said "We are extremely grateful for the grant. We aim to change young people’s lives for the better, and this will certainly give us opportunity to do so.


"We are hoping the young people will learn to be self-sufficient and even learn to cook the things that they grow for a healthy diet," Meika continued. "Thank you on behalf of the staff and students at Brandles School."

Cllr Tom Tyson, Baldock Area Forum chair, added: "We’re pleased to fund this exciting project and hope pupils enjoy their new outdoor adventure classroom."

The next Baldock Area Forum will take place on January 15, 2024.