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Kings Worthy Scouts lend a hand

On Saturday 7th June, Scouts from the 3rd Winchester (The Worthies) were set a challenge – to help build a rubbish greenhouse! It was to be constructed out of plastic bottles as a project for the Lanterns NurseLanterns1Ary School and Children’s Centre in Weeke.

Lanterns needed a greenhouse so the children could experience planting and growing their own fruit and vegetables.  They chose to build it from used 2ltr bottles to promote recycling, and Scouts stepped in to make the plan a reality. Twenty nine Beavers, Cubs and Scouts worked hard alongside leaders, parents and siblings to turn a large pile of empty bottles, collected by Lanterns families and Scouts, into a greenhouse.

Lanterns Nursery School and Children’s Centre is a purpose built centre that supports the needs of families with children aged 0 – 5 years. Services include Speech, Occupational and Physio TherapLanterns2Aists, adult learning, parenting courses, access to Job Centre Plus, Health Visitors, Midwives, breastfeeding support and ‘Stay & Play’ sessions. Lanterns is well used by families from Winchester and further afield
Joy Reynolds, Nursery School Head Teacher said “‘We are thrilled with this project and want to thank 3rd Winchester for all their hard work building the greenhouse and all the children and families who collected the bottles. The children will be able to learn and experience the whole cycle of growing from seed and harvesting, now we have our wonderful greenhouse. Thank you!”