Learners at TBAP Unity Academy St Neots are returning to school and creating a new school garden with the help of generous donations of soil and materials from local companies. The learners who are in years 9-11, will use the garden to grow a range of vegetables and flowers.
Plans for the garden were made to help support learners’ mental health following the lockdown period. Learners will also benefit from useful gardening skills and a stronger connection with nature.
Sarah Anderson-Rawlins, head of school, TBAP Unity Academy said, “We are very grateful for the donations of soil and sleepers from local companies to help create our new garden. As learners get back to school we are focusing on supporting their mental health and the garden is really going to help them. They can now plant their vegetables and flowers, while also making their mark on the school again.”
Local business Mick George donated four tonnes of soil to fill the raised beds in the garden, while SCL Sleepers donated four sleepers to create borders.
TBAP Unity St Neots learners working in their school garden
Coverage of Unity garden story in Hunts Post