The eco club at Tarporley C of E Primary School has revived its allotment area thanks to a scaffolding donation from property developer Taylor Wimpey.

The school, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s Mulberry Place development on Brook Road, had been hoping to upgrade its outdoor area for some time.

Carol Palmer, eco club co-ordinator at Tarporley Primary, said: “Our outdoor area was in serious need of a revamp, as after eight years of weather damage, our old scaffolding boards were rotting and simply unusable.

“Thanks to the support of both the new scaffolding from Taylor Wimpey, the whole area looks fantastic, and will continue to play a part in our outdoor learning activities.”

The eco club project is the second campaign Taylor Wimpey has partnered with the school on in recent months, following a donation of high-visibility wrist bands in aid of Walk to School Month in October.

Stuart Craig, sales manager at Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “With our Mulberry Place development based right in the heart of the village and quite a number of our younger residents attending the School, we jumped at the chance to partner with them on another fantastic project.

“The eco club is a great initiative which gives the children a number of invaluable skills; and the revamped allotment will hopefully open more doors.”

Carol describes how the allotment supports the eco club in learning to grow their own vegetables and take care of the environment, putting them in good stead for later life.

She adds: “The scaffolding boards have been a huge help and saved us an awful lot of money – we can’t wait for spring to come around so we can start planting.”