Students create forest garden for school Kidderminster pupils

IN THE GARDEN: Holy Trinity Pupils, front, thank students from Worcester College of Technology for the work done in the woodland play area.

IN THE GARDEN: Holy Trinity Pupils, front, thank students from Worcester College of Technology for the work done in the woodland play area.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

COLLEGE students have braved all weather conditions to create a woodland garden for youngsters at a Kidderminster school.

Pupils at Birmingham Road-based Holy Trinity International School are enjoying the new garden area and outside play activity park thanks to a group of young people from the Prince's Trust charity.

The group, from Worcester College of Technology, cleared the ground of weeds, dug paths, planted flowers and bushes and built a children's den in the form of a wigwam.

Jon Brunt, head of Holy Trinity's prep school, said: "Even though it was still a little wet outside when the work was under way, the children couldn't wait to get their wellies and raincoats on and get out there and help the Prince's Trust dig holes and plant the numerous flowers and bushes kindly donated to the school by Rowberry Nurseries.

"They have done such a fantastic job of creating an inviting outside learning environment for the children and one which they will continue to enjoy and benefit from for many years to come."

The Prince's Trust programme helps young people to develop personal skills, confidence and self-belief, as well as improve personal development and practical skills through focusing on teamwork and team-building activities and undertaking projects in the community.

Paul Stephen, of the Prince's Trust, said: "I would like to say a massive thank you for the support shown by the school and the parents' association for providing refreshments and biscuits, which definitely helped during the bad weather.”

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