YOUNGSTERS at a Pontefract school have been left “extremely upset” after thieves stole two vegetable planters the children had saved for months to buy.
Nursery pupils at Orchard Head Primary School had saved more than 2,500 coupons since the start of the year to buy the two planters as part of Morrison’s supermarket’s Let’s Grow campaign.
On May 14, staff at the school found seeds, bulbs and shrubs the nursery pupils had planted strewn around the school grounds but the planters were missing.
Penny Dobson, headteacher at the Orchard Head Lane school said: “It is shameful that somebody has seen fit to steal planters from a school nursery.
“The staff and children took time and care to grow the vegetables and plants and enjoyed tending to them on a daily basis.
“Our three-year-old children, the staff and parents our extremely upset about this.”
The school has asked Morrison’s to replace the two timber raised beds – which the children were growing strawberries, rhubarb and flowers in – if they are not found by the police.
Anyone with information should call the non-emergency police number on 101 or contact Pontefract and Knottingley neighbourhood policing team on 01977 601045.