Trowels, spades and wheelbarrows were put to good use as families turned out in force to help Tudor Primary School’s big dig.
Around 20 children from the Sudbury school were joined by parents, grandparents, teachers and governors on Saturday as they set about preparing the vegetable patch and flower beds for the summer.
Although the inclement weather was far from perfect, those involved were not shy about getting their hands dirty.
“We really feel strongly about our outside environment at the school,” said reception class teacher Helen Appleton.
“We were planting lavender and lots of other plants, digging over the beds and turning over the compost.”
The school, which is a partner of the Royal Horticultural Society, holds dig events twice a year – in the spring and autumn.
It received a donation of two wheelbarrows from Sudbury in Bloom and other gardening equipment from the grandfather of pupil Luke Huseyin, who runs LAC Cleaning in Sudbury.
“The children love it and are not afraid of getting stuck in,” said Miss Appleton.
“It is always a really nice morning and is good fun.”