Prince's Trust Team Help Primary School

Sun, 2001-03-04 00:00

The Prince’s Trust Team at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus has just completed a community project for Blue Coat Primary School in Newton Hall Durham.

The team created a growing garden at the primary school including raised beds, a centre circle and seating made from logs and tree off-cuts.

The garden will be used primarily for the science club but will benefit all the learners. It will be used as part of Biology so learners can discover many aspects of plant anatomy.

Blue Coat Primary School remarked: “We recognise that learning is not just about what happens in the classroom and we believe it is important to enhance our pupils education in many different ways.

“The raised beds will enable the children to be very hands-on in learning how things grow and how we can make it happen. It also helps reinforce concepts of healthy eating and care of the environment in a fun and interactive way.”

“We are really grateful to the staff and students of East Durham College’s Houghall Campus for the wonderful work they have done. The area is a great additional teaching and learning resource.”

Money for materials was raised through the learners washing cars and holding a raffle. Plus generous donations of materials were made by local businesses including wood from Harelaw Sawmill in Stanley and John’s Timber and Fencing in Durham, soil from Premier Waste and gravel from Sherburn Stone.

Mark Lambert, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, added: “The team have worked extremely hard on the project, they have really shown what they can achieve. The whole team are a credit to themselves and the College.”

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.