A team of Thornton College students have been contributing to the running of the Sefton Green Gym as part of their horticulture sessions. The Green Gym is a local community run allotment with the aim of growing organic produce while providing exercise and good company for its members.
The students have been developing valuable employability skills whilst at the same time learning about planting and growing produce so that they can look after their own vegetable beds at Thornton College.
Despite the adverse weather on many of their visits, the students have been praised for their hard work, positive attitudes and the valuable contribution they have made to the upkeep and running of the allotment.
After a busy day on Tuesday 11th November, Madeleine Litchfield from the Green Gym commented:
“It was a really fruitful day with the raspberry patch weeded and edged, the rhubarb bed edged and the large flower bed completely turned over and replanted. It is so good to have your students here.”
Thornton College Centre Manager, Matt Wilson said:
“It’s great that the Thornton College students can make such a regular and important contribution to this local community scheme. As well as developing skills vital for their futures such as communication, planning and practical skills, our students are very much enjoying the experience of working at the allotment alongside Madeleine and the rest of the Green Gym team.”