Volunteers from a Yorkshire construction firm have helped a local primary school to renovate its garden of remembrance.

The St George’s RC Primary School Garden of Remembrance had become completely overgrown, with overhanging branches making it unsuitable for the children to use.

Volunteers from Henry Boot Construction worked alongside schoolchildren, staff and other volunteers to renovate the garden.

The company provided all the tools, and ensured that all the volunteers, including children and teachers, could work safely. They also provided compost, bark, a well-deserved lunch for everyone, and a range of beautiful new plants to decorate the reclaimed space.

Other volunteers from Framedeck, IHE Demolition, Benchmark and Clarion Housing Group joined in.

Dee Statham, Headteacher of St George’s RC Primary, said: “The team have completely transformed the Garden of Remembrance and it is now well used at lunchtimes by the children.

"It’s made a huge difference and the children love having a quiet place to just sit and think. "We can’t thank the team and volunteers enough.”

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The restored Garden of Remembrance

Andy Greaves, Senior Project Manager, from Henry Boot Construction, said: “This local school project was a really rewarding one for our volunteers. Green space is really important in big cities and every child should have access to an attractive and welcoming quiet space where they can reflect and relax during their day.”