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Students help transform open space in Solihull.

A GROUP of green-fingered students have returned an overgrown open space back to its former glory.

A GROUP of green-fingered students have returned an overgrown open space back to its former glory.

As part of the Prince’s Trust programme, the Solihull College students have given the gardens at Reynalds Cross School a well-deserved make-over.

The students and other volunteers have turned the area at the back of two houses on the site of the school into a ‘welcoming and user-friendly’ outdoor space, which the pupils can use to develop their independent living skills.

From repainting the fences and laying a new pathway for wheelchair access, to creating a vegetable patch and barked area for an outdoor classroom, the students have managed to transform the area into an additional learning environment for the children.

Richard Sutton, deputy head at Reynalds Cross School, said: “I was amazed at the change in the gardens from day one and the transformation has been remarkable – a true testament to the hard work that was put in by all the team and assorted volunteers.”

 

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