Olympic Park garden co-designer visits Norwich school

Norwich youngsters got the chance to discover some gardening tips from one of the designers of the Olympic Park's Great British Garden.

Rachel Read, a former Norwich schoolgirl and co-designer of the garden at the Stratford site, visited Cavell Primary and Nursery School, in Lakenham, to help celebrate yesterday's Inspire Day.

The event saw her share her experiences of creating the garden with the pupils and work with them in the school allotment.

She also joined the children for lunch which was prepared using vegetables grown in the school's allotment.

Mrs Read, a senior occupational therapist who grew up in the city but now lives in Essex, said: 'It has been lovely to be able to share my experiences with children in this part of the city and to sense their enthusiasm for growing things. Cavell is great at supporting this; I'm really impressed with the school's environmentally-friendly approaches to gardening and encouraging biodiversity which are such features of the London 2012 site.'


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Mrs Read's visit was organised by those behind the Going Green for Gold project, an Inspire Mark project which aims to generate interest in gardening in the Lakenham and Tuckswood areas, providing participants of all ages with opportunities to learn about and gain practical experience in horticulture.

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