Sharon Gregory-Wareing, community champion at Asda Southport, joined a total of 64 pupils and their teachers across various classes to talk to them about growing their own food.
Using compost, seeds and tools provided by Asda, the kids got involved by planting carrot, cress, tomato, strawberry and spring onion seeds. They took some of the plants home and kept the rest at the school, where they’ll be looking after them as they grow over the next few weeks.
Kids from Birkdale Primary School enjoying the workshop
Headteacher, Nick Sheeran, said: “Sharon is an absolute star, a real friend to the school and an absolutely fantastic lady. We really look forward to her visits – she’s always smiling and always comes in with great new ideas.
“The seed planting project has gone really well and has made a big impact – the kids are so excited about it and are keen to show us all what they’ve been planting.”
Sharon said: “I don’t think any of the children had done anything like it before and it was great to see them getting involved with something different. They loved it and thought it was brilliant!
“I volunteer at this fantastic school roughly six or seven times a year and have been going there for six years. The teachers are great – so supportive and lots of fun.”