Primary School Gets Garden To Be Proud Of

Mon, 29/01/2001 - 00:00

The Prince’s Trust Team at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus has just completed a community project for Roseberry Primary School in Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

The team created a fantastic learning and growing garden for the Year 2 and 3 school children at the school.

The Princes Trust Team raised funds to pay for the materials needed by washing cars and appealing to local people and businesses for donations of goods and money.

Greg Corcoran, Prince’s Trust Team Facilitator, said: “We were very fortunate that local businesses were so giving. We received goods from the likes of Tesco, B&Q, Wilkinson and Sherburn Stone Co. Ltd.

“We would also like to thank the local press who helped put out the appeal and the local community who donated plant pots and other goods towards the garden.”

CEMEX UK was extremely generous and sent a cheque for £250 to go towards the project.

The Team Leader Mark Lambert added: “Everyone worked extremely hard from start to finish and this is really evident in the end product.

“We are hoping that the hard work put in will benefit the learners of Roseberry for years to come. We have given them a foundation to build on and hope this will continue to grow long into the future.”

Andi Downer, a teacher from Roseberry Primary School, quoted Hans Christian Andersen

'Just living is not enough,' said the butterfly. 'One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.'

“I just know that after the Team have worked so very hard in our school garden that our children will love to come and enjoy a little sunshine, freedom and flowers and hopefully feel like the said butterfly!”, Andi added.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is an exciting free personal development programme for unemployed young people aged 16-25 years. The programme is specially designed to help them to decide on their futures. If you’d like to find out more about how to enrol on the next Prince’s Trust Team programme please call Mark or Greg on 07852 774 750 or speak to the Houghall Campus on 0191 375 4710.