Amey volunteers help St Albans school

Volunteers from Amey, a company that delivers waste collection and street cleansing service to residents of St Albans and the surrounding areas, have helped out at the garden at Links AP Academy.

Nine of Amey’s management team undertook a community volunteering day at the school recently. They prepared an area of the grounds so that the pupils have a space to learn horticultural skills.

The day was run by community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire and set the Amey team the task of building, from scratch, eight raised growing beds. The challenge was met in record time and now the students will be able to embark on a City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture course, also delivered by Groundwork.

Chris Smiles, St Albans account manager from Amey, said: "We are delighted to be able to take time out and support something as worthwhile as giving young people a chance to develop their life skills. Each Amey employee has the opportunity to take a day’s paid leave to support community initiatives of their choice."

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