GRANGE Primary School welcomed visitors from Age UK to share their gardening expertise with pupils.

The project also saw children pass on details of their global learning work on Nepal and the planting of marigolds.

Marigolds were chosen as they are of cultural significance in the Asian country and had been presented to year six teacher Paula Whinfield when she visited the link school in Sikles last year. It is hoped the school will present the plants to two teachers from Nepal when they visit next month.

The link has been supported by the British Council following the school achieving International Schools Award Status.

Dr Sara Parker from Liverpool John Moores University has also been supporting the school sharing her extensive knowledge of Nepal and the Sikles area with the children.

She spent time with the Age UK visitors sharing photographs and talking about her work on ageing in Nepal.