Hav­ing a wild time with plant­ing project

Pupils proud to be part of park im­prove­ment

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT - By Camilla Good­man camilla.name@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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


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