Three years ago five grandmothers volunteered to bring Kingston St Mary C of E Primary School's gardening club back to life.

Now, the school has won a Wessex Watermark Award to help create a new pond and 20 young ‘gardeners’ are now involved in the garden club.

Judy Rhodes one of the grandmothers said: "Our young members are aged between four and ten years old and we grannies volunteer each week to organise the garden activities.

“Nineteen-year-old Isaac Zeregbe dug out the pond as part of his work experience and our Watermark Award will help buy the rubber pond liner.

“The school gardening club flourished again this summer and the children were thrilled to harvest crops of sweet peas, strawberries and vegetables which we sold at the school gate to raise funds for the club.

“We will be planting a Sorbus tree in memory of Margaret Sharpley who was a founder member 30 years ago of the Kingston St Mary & District Gardening Club, which is very supportive of our gardening club.

“The new pond will be shared and enjoyed by the rest of the school. There is so much that can be achieved in a small space.”

The Watermark Award has support one thousand environmental projects since its launch 25 years ago.

Sue Scott, senior GIS technician said: “The school garden is a success story that spans across the generations and it has been a pleasure to support their new pond project.”