London school builds greenhouse to invest in the future

Pupils at a London school will soon be benefiting from some hands-on lessons thanks to their schools latest investment.

The kids will be treated to horticultural and environmental lessons in the schools new eco-friendly garden and greenhouse, according to the Newham Recorder.

Britannia Village Primary in Silvertown spent £28,000 kitting out the garden with fruit trees, vegetable patches and herb gardens.

But what will excite the children the most is the centrepiece greenhouse, which is constructed entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

Here the pupils will learn valuable lessons about how varying the climate and temperature can allow gardeners to grow a diverse range of plants.

Rachel Thackery, the school business manager, told the newspaper she was excited about giving the kids this hands-on opportunity to learn.

"The garden is intended to be used as a curriculum resource, an outdoor classroom where pupils can be involved in hands-on learning about sustainability, and where their families can also participate," she said.

The news comes as 12-year-old Elliot Rodgers from Cambridgeshire was recognised as the Young Blind Gardener of the Year by the Times, for his work in his school garden.