Pupils from Hira and Nelson Intermediate Schools spent yesterday morning planting seeds at the Victory Community Centre in preparation for community garden plantings and a future fundraising event.
Hira school’s 12 year six students are currently completing a leadership programme which sees them actively helping within the community.
Hira School Principal Pam Stack says often schools in rural areas have a tight involvement with their own communities but don’t get to interact as much with the surrounding communities.
She says the seed planting is the first of the community activities the students will partake in with a trip to Victory Kindergarten next on the list.
The seedlings will be planted in the Victory Community Centre gardens as well as newly established gardens at Nelson Intermediate as part of the Kids Edible Gardens in Schools Nelson (KEGS) programme.
The remaining seedlings will be sold later in the year at the Victory Community Centre’s car boot sale.