Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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Urban Rangers at Castleton Primary School


Last Friday pupils of Castleton Primary School proudly celebrated their Urban Rangers project and shared their gardening experiences with Rachel. 

Working in partnership with local schools, the environmental youth programme Urban Rangers is targeting some challenging Leeds neighbourhoods, including the Clydes Estate in New Wortley for regeneration.

In a presentation, pupils aged 7-11 enthusiastically talked about their experiences and activities they had participated in during the ten week after school club.  They talked to Rachel about how they’ve learned to recycle, turn scrap into useful things and grow shrubs and vegetables. Rachel presented each child with a certificate of participation for their hard work.

Rachel said:

'It was great to see the school allotment and have the children explain what they had grown, and how they were looking forward to using some of the vegetables to make a pizza topping. The adults from Groundwork had really helped the pupils learn how to make their area a better place to live as well as how to grow healthy things to eat'.

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