Having a wild time with planting project
Pupils proud to be part of park improvement
GREEN-FINGERED students helped to make a park look blooming beautiful.
Students from Chiltern Skills and Enterprise Centre, in Cameron Road, Chesham, helped Chesham in Bloom scatter seeds on the group’s new wildflower beds in Lowndes Park on Wednesday, May 13.
John Avery, from the horticulture department at Chiltern Skills and Enterprise Centre, said: “We hope to work closely with Chesham in Bloom and the local community.
“Our students really enjoyed the day and were very proud to be a part of the project.
“They are looking forward to seeing the beds progress and taking care of the maintenance of the area.
“We as an alternative provision are very keen to promote real work in real situations. We have found the promotion of real vocational education inspires our students.”
The centre is in process of creating business in the
a the horticultural sector, which would allow its year 11 students who are interested in a career within horticulture to come back as apprentices when they leave. The business would have charitable status and will be called Skills Training from Real and Inspiring Vocational Education (STRIVE).
The intention is STRIVE would bridge the gap between school and employment, and the student would attend college one day per week.
GOOD WORK: Planting flower beds in Lowndes Park with pupils from the Chiltern Skills and Enterprise Centre are Allen Tilbury, Vince Crompton, George, Phil Folly, Harry, Michael, John Avery. Top, Phil Folly in the foreground, Harry, George, Michael, Vince Crompton, below, Harry, George, John Avery, Vince Crompton, Michael LAST week, Year 10 ventured to the Unicorn theatre in London to watch the production of Fight Night. After a long coach journey through rush hour traffic, we