Foundation Learning Students Get Green Fingers
Our Foundation Learning horticulture students normally spend lots of time at this time of the year on their Elderly Gardens project, helping local elderly residents to manage their gardens. Unfortunately, this year they have not been able to do this, so instead, they put their time to good use by clearing all the summer growth and weeds down on their allotment.
Due to the extended lockdown, the allotment had become somewhat overgrown, so our students worked really hard to clear the allotment and bring it back to its previous state. They then set about planting a winter crop of beans, sprouts and onions, as well as building new garden beds and constructing a trellis for the raspberry trees to grow up. They have also been constructing new benches made from timber which was donated by Mike England Timber in Hoghton. Students have built skills around measurement, construction and problem solving throughout the process and can be immensely proud of their results with the completed benches.