Lincoln students help plant 40 kilos of daffodil bulbs

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Students from St Francis School, Lincoln, have been helping the UK’s leading potato supplier to spruce up their Lincoln site by planting over 40 kilos of daffodil bulbs.

The planting project at Branston site provided the students with a horticultural experience and it is hoped that the daffodils will brighten up the staff rest area.

St Francis’ specialises in providing education, therapy, medical support and independence training for young people with physical disabilities.

The pupils worked alongside members of staff, and it is hoped that the daffodils will be flowering by spring.

Branston is also looking at ways to offer the pupils at the school the opportunity to get work experience in the new staff facilities.

Rob Phillips, General Manager of Branston’s fresh potato packing facilities in Lincoln said: “We take every opportunity to work alongside local schools and this planting project has been a great way to involve the students at St Francis.

“Having the them on-site with us, working alongside our staff and contributing to the facilities has been rewarding for both parties.”

Theresa Duncan, Senior Teaching Assistant at St Francis School, added: “This project has been great. It’s given our students experience in a working environment, and the opportunity to get involved with the community outside of school.

“It’s also shown them locally grown produce, and Branston have been brilliant in accommodating our students and supporting their needs.”