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Dan Hancox, Corporate Sustainability & Development Director, with children at Tower View Primary School.

Manufacturer helps Burton bloom 

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Concrete tie manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has donated eight tonnes of topsoil to a local primary school allotment project where children will grow crops to help struggling families. 

The Burton upon Trent-based firm has made the donation to Tower View Primary School, in the same town, in partnership with Burton Parish Council

The topsoil will be used to improve the school’s vegetable and flower gardens, which are used to educate the students about different flower varieties, how to grow vegetables and sustainability – a subject that Russell Roof Tiles has high on its agenda. 

The rejuvenation of the primary school’s gardens supports Burton in Bloom’s entry for the Britain in Bloom 2024 competition. 

Burton Parish Council enters the competition each year by replanting and revitalizing areas of natural beauty in Burton Upon Trent. 

Last year the community earned recognition for its innovation and creative floral designs as part of the Heart of England in Bloom awards. 

Kirsty Edkins, Year 2 teacher and Community Garden Manager at Tower Views Primary School said: “The children and staff of the ‘Gardening Gang’ at Tower View Primary School are working to improve their school environment for their classmates and friends as well as building a community garden for their families. 

“The children are aiming to use the allotments on the school grounds to grow crops to help families who may be struggling to buy affordable, fresh vegetables. 

“Thanks to the generosity of the PCC and Russell Roof Tiles in funding the cost of topsoil and transport, they are able to get digging!” 

Daniel Hancox, Corporate Sustainability and Development Director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “We were delighted to help Tower View with this project as part of our continuing support for our local communities. 

“It was great to see the smiles on the children’s faces when they got out of the classroom and amongst nature.” 

The company, which has two sites in Burton as well as one in Scotland, has invested heavily in community support over the years and is aiming to raise another £50,000 for good causes in 2024 through its Give4Good initiative. 

Hayley Johnson

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