Students at Scott College are putting their green fingers to use by creating a medicinal garden next to the school.
Scott College is working in partnership with City Business Park to transform an area of woodland which is between the two sites.
Students doing it as part of their skills section of their Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will be working with the weekly Gardening Club to start work to tidy up the site and plans include reinstating the pond as well as growing a variety of plants including some with medicinal properties as well as vegetables.
“We have big ideas for the area,” explained deputy headteacher Mr Cresswell.
“We can use it for breaks and at lunchtime and we’re really looking forward to getting started.”
Students and staff are asking for help from the local community around Scott College to get them started.
“Our students are after donations to get us going,” said Mr Cresswell.
“If any of our community happens to have sheds full of old tools, seeds, bags of compost, weed control matting, wheelbarrows, cuttings, pots, wood or anything else garden-related that they’re no longer using, please get in touch.
“Knowledge and expertise are also very welcome, if anyone would like to help us with the project we’d be delighted to hear from them – we’ll also be looking for volunteers for a Big Dig in the future.”Apply