Whittlesey pupils create school garden using bricks donated by Hanson
PUBLISHED: 12:51 21 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:51 21 July 2015
Local school children have used bricks donated by Hanson Building Products to design and build a garden at Sir Harry Smith Community College.
Staff at the company’s King’s Dyke brickworks in Peterborough gave the school more than 1,000 bricks and a dozen large blocks, which have helped them create flower beds and allotments in their new sensory garden, after being contacted by the school.
The garden, in which students working in the supportive skills department can grow herbs and vegetables for communal cookery sessions, was set up to help them build life-skills and confidence, and to socialise and relax.
Principal Jonathan Digby said: “Our new sensory garden is already looking splendid, thanks to the hard work of the children, and we’d like to thank Hanson for their generous donation of bricks and blocks, which has made a big difference towards the project.”
The bricks and blocks donated by Hanson, one of the largest providers of building products in the country, have been used as borders, plant pot holders and arranged into patterns for decorative purposes in the garden, which can be viewed from the school’s main corridor.
Steve Jeynes, Plant Manager at Hanson’s Kings Dyke Works, said: “When we heard about the garden we thought it was a very worthwhile cause that we could contribute to. We’re glad our products have inspired the children to get to grips with gardening and outdoor work.”
Hanson Building Products is a leading multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of concrete and clay building. The business employs a staff of approximately 5,000 and has an extensive network of approximately 120 sites, 18 in the UK.