School pupils grow their own dreams

27 February 2015

Pupils from Coton Green Primary School in Tamworth can now see the fruits of their labour thanks to a new potting shed donated through our Dream Scheme initiative in partnership with Woodland Property Services.

Pupils from Coton Green Primary receive their new potting shed

The school has already benefited from a new fenced garden with raised planting beds, benches, a pond and disabled access as part of our £2.3 million regeneration of old garage sites in the area.  Working in partnership with Tamworth Borough Council, this has recently resulted in 22 new energy-efficient affordable homes.

The potting shed is great news for the school, as headteacher Richard Osborne explained: “The new garden has already been a great success, but the addition of the potting shed means pupils can now plant their fruit and vegetables from seed and follow the whole growing journey.”

The Dream Scheme is our grant fund to target money at local projects that benefit our residents and their communities. It helps in a variety of ways – from providing better security lighting, to providing events to keep young people fit and active. It is open to all Waterloo residents who have an idea which could benefit their local community.

Mavis Williams, a local board member and resident of Waterloo, said: “The Dream Scheme is a wonderful initiative and I’m thrilled it’s meant the children at Coton Green can grow their own food and learn about healthy eating at the same time.”

If you are an existing Waterloo resident and would like to apply, request a pack by speaking to your Community Development Officer or call our Contact Centre on 0800 453 016.