Derby College lays foundations for remembrance garden at local school

Horticulture students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus have designed and outlined a special garden to be built at St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Kirk Hallam.

From left, horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin with students Ben Hudson, Holly Robinson and Begona Blanco Zaragosa. Image: Derby College
From left, horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin with students Ben Hudson, Holly Robinson and Begona Blanco Zaragosa. Image: Derby College
The three-part garden which will now be completed by pupils at the school ahead of the official unveiling and mass on July 10 as part of the school's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The garden will incorporate a faith section depicted by large stones, hope with a water feature, and love represented by a host of red flowers. Block-paved paths will lead to a tree covered with messages and names of staff, pupils and governors at the school who have died.

Derby College Horticulture lecturer Mike Baldwin has led the project. He said: "Our students have been instrumental in designing and creating the outline and paving for the new garden to make it ready for pupils at St John Houghton to complete the planting and landscaping.

"Work experience is a vital part of our course and we were keen to support their school in this project.

"Projects such as these provide a real benefit to local communities. They also enable students to develop their design, planning and practical capabilities to boost their CVs and increase their employability skills in the horticulture industry.

"There are widespread job opportunities in the horticulture industry and not enough young people coming into the area so projects like these will give our students the edge as they look for their foothold on the career ladder."



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