Stanground Academy’s community garden officially open

The garden at Stanground Academy.
The garden at Stanground Academy.
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A garden for pupils to enjoy learning beyond the classroom was officially opened at Stanground Academy on November 13.

The project was the brain child of design and technology teacher Mike Schofield who has worked tirelessly over the past six months to secure donations and help from volunteers to build the space.

His vision was to create a garden in the grounds of the newly built academy for pupils to make the most of.

It is hoped they will be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables to give to local care homes, bringing the school and the wider community together.

School principal Ged Rae said: “I am delighted to see our garden finally taking shape. I would like to thank Mr Schofield for all his hard work. His organisation and enthusiasm has been infectious, transferring onto staff and students alike. I am sure this will be a place which many people enjoy for many years to come.”

Supplies were donated by Jewsons, Dobbies, B&Q, Eurovia, Marshalls and Peterborough City Council.