Innovative pupils get to work on ec0-friendly greenhouse

Calder High School, Mytholmroyd and Thomson Reuters staff build plastic bottles greenhouse.
Calder High School, Mytholmroyd and Thomson Reuters staff build plastic bottles greenhouse.

Children at Calder High Schoo, Mytholmroyd, have been collecting plastic bottles to build a new greenhouse after theirs was smashed.

The pupils decided to build the greenhouse out of plastic as they were worried that another glass greenhouse would get smashed again.

Gail Payne, from the school, organised the event and drew up plans for a redesigned “Eco Garden” space to include sensory, wildlife and kitchen sections.

“This is a great opportunity to encourage pupils to get involved,” she said.

“Students will be learning how to grow, care for, cook and prepare fruit and vegetables,

“It’s also a good place for students to get away from the stresses of school.”

The new ‘Eco Garden’ and greenhouse allows for pupils to grow their own plants and learn about the environment.

Calder Valley company, Thomson Reuters has supported the project by arranging the popular annual Green Writing Competition.

Louise Alton-Fletcher, editor at Thomson Reuters in Mytholmroyd,said: “It’s lovely to see everyone working together in the Eco Garden to rebuild the greenhouse. School and community projects like this really bring everyone together and the greenhouse looks wonderful.

The construction of the greenhouse started on April 15, with owner of Woodcarr Joiners and Shopfitters in Halifax, Steve Woods, helping construct a new compost bin and remake the raised beds.”