Seeds, soil, wellies and watering cans were on the timetable this week when Newberries Primary School in Radlett launched its new school allotment.

Children were asked to plant up wellies or pots with flowers and vegetables at the opening ceremony after Peter Cushion of the Radlett Horticultural Society cut the red ribbon - with a pair of garden shears.

The school is planning to work with the society to introduce the joys of gardening to the children through the classroom and a school gardening club.

Chair of Governors, Gaenor Morris, said: "We were delighted to gain funding for one more step in our plans to transform the school grounds into an area where children can learn to explore the richness and opportunities offered by the great outdoors."

The school has recently completed work on a meadow, wood and pond area supported by the National Lottery.