A PRIMARY school has recently seen its front garden area transformed thanks to the kindness of their local gardening group.

The land outside the front of Snape Community Primary School, just outside Bedale, received a welcome spruce up by the volunteers from Snape Gardening Club.

The club, led by John Knopp and David Milner, approached the school back in 2018 to offer their help with developing the garden.

The children then worked hard to come up with a creative design which the gardeners have now brought to life.

There is a vegetable patch where the children have already started growing their own produce, beautifully blooming flowerbeds and a ‘river’ complete with footbridge.

The garden also boasts a bug hotel for creepy-crawlie visitors, and a peaceful seating area for staff, parents and passers-by.

A school spokesman said they were extremely grateful for the wonderful efforts of the volunteers and the children are thrilled to see the final result.

Pupil Gracie said: “I like looking after the bees in the bug hotel, because they help the flowers grow and give us honey.”

Schoolmate Lizzie added: “I can’t wait to eat the vegetables we are growing. I love the colourful flowers; they make the school look pretty.”