Green-fingered pupils at a Consett primary school have been planting spring bulbs and flowers for residents at a nearby housing development to enjoy.

Fourteen Year 3 children from The Grove Primary School visited Story Homes’ development The Woodlands in Shotley Bridge to work with the housebuilder’s landscape gardeners, learning about spring planting.

Charlotte Walton, class teacher at The Grove Primary School, said: “We have worked with Story Homes on a number of projects now, so it was great to be able to take the children to site. They planted so many bulbs and hardly lifted their heads for an hour. They thought it was amazing and took home some stones as souvenirs.”

Assistant site manager at The Woodlands, Paul Tate, was on hand to help the children who have previously helped to grow plants for the development. He said: “Story Homes works closely with schools and community groups in the areas around its developments and we have build up a great relationship with The Grove Primary School over the past couple of years.

“In the past we have donated rocks and materials from site to help with their experiments in the classroom. When we heard that they were learning about plants, we thought it would great to get the children on the site and have some first-hand experience planting bulbs and flowers. I’m sure that all of the residents at The Woodlands will be delighted with the new flowerbeds!”