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Salesian Loft Garden

Loft_Garden.jpgAs part of their ASDAN course, students wanted to improve the outside space of the Learning Centre bringing some colour to the grey and boring patio space. They decided on a theme of using recycled items after some internet research and innovative ideas.

With the help of staff the students collected various items, including empty plastic bottles, old car tyres, concrete blocks and wooden pallets. The students have worked collaboratively to create a colourful display of flowers hanging from a fence, a bug hotel from the pallets and a rockery (including an apple tree).

Their creativity inspired them to enter the Runnymede Greenfingers Award and we are delighted to have been awarded the Best Newcomers prize. The judges, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Runnymede were impressed by their bottle wall as well as the learning that has happened in creating the space. The students spoke about their use of Maths in creating the garden including area, perimeter, scale drawings and patterns which impressed the judges. In planning for the competition the students used their Language and Communication Skills to communicate with the competition organisers and the judges.

We would like to thank all the staff who have helped us with our project, especially Mr May, Mr Bezi and all the staff in the Learning Centre for their support. Congratulations to all the students involved.



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