GREENFINGERED youngsters are getting ready to create a new garden at a Worcester school thanks to a generous donation.

Staff and youngsters at Riversides School, which has two sites in the city in Thorneloe Road and at Spring Garden, wanted to develop its garden areas and its own allotment so that the children can be involved in planting, growing and looking after flowers and vegetables.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ charitable trust (HCRCT) made a £500 donation so that the project could now get underway.

Paul Yeomans, the school’s headteacher, said: “It’s marvellous that the trust could help us out in this way – we want the children to be able to get out into the garden and onto our allotment to learn about growing and nurturing plants.

"If it means they are ready to try eating a few new vegetables, that will be an added bonus.”

Mat Waddington, chairman of the HCRCT, said: “I am delighted that we could help Riversides School to develop their garden and allotment – we are always keen to support young people.

"Since it was founded 10 years ago, the trust has given more than £150,000 to good causes across the Three Counties and young people often benefit.”

The trust donates money to good causes across the Three Counties several times a year.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 450 staff and partners based at offices across the region including in Worcester.