A school celebrated the opening of a brand new garden this week which was once a wasteland.

West Wimbledon Primary School officially opened their Growing and Learning Eco-Garden on Tuesday, April 17, having transformed an underused area of the school with the help of Sainsbury’s and Longcross Construction.

Pupils will be able grow their own fruit and vegetables, study ‘mini beasts’ and learn about different habitats.

Naomi Foss, Communications and Community Links Officer said; "This eco project has created a wonderful woodland space within an urban community. "Children from across the whole school community can use this new area to learn more about sustainable development as well as a quiet zone for teachers to incorporate into their curriculum based teaching and learning.

"We look forward to inviting the parents and carers of the wider school community in to become involved with digging, planting, creating and maintaining"

Jacqueline Airs, Eco-Schools co-ordinator at West Wimbledon Primary School added: "The children are so excited about growing their own produce and looking at ways to encourage wildlife into the eco-garden."