Schoolchildren tackle garden DIY project

School Children In North Yorkshire - lets-do-diy.comA group of schoolchildren in North Yorkshire have been busy tackling gardening improvements, it has emerged.

Upon receiving gardening equipment and sheds to the value of hundreds of pounds thanks to a supermarket voucher scheme, pupils at the Overdale Primary School in Scarborough have been spending their time planting plants and vegetables in the school's grounds.

Indeed, it appears that the children's DIY skills have improved as teacher Julie Dixon tells the Scarborough Evening News that the new equipment has been put to particularly good use by Overdale's gardening club, which is run by school governor Alex Pinchon.

"The children have loved being outside, planting lots of different vegetable and plants and just getting their hands dirty," Ms Dixon claims, adding that due to the children's DIY work the school looks much brighter.

However, homeowners may wish to follow the lead of Overdale pupils and take the time to improve security in their own green spaces.

Indeed, research recently published by reveals that just under a quarter (24.2 per cent) of Britons have been a victim of garden crime.

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