Young volunteers revamp allotment at Yate school

October 02 2018
Young volunteers revamp allotment at Yate school

Culverhill Primary School in Yate has improved its allotments with help from young people volunteering with the National Citizen Service programme (NCS).

The NCS takes youngsters from the age of 15 who want to develop their skills by participating in community action. They had already built two raised beds at the school three years ago, but they got back in touch and offered to do more. 

Lead teacher in Horticulture Carolyn Cook said: “This time they built another 2 raised beds which were slightly bigger and also cut back the brambles, willow and washed a lot of plant pots for recycling. They also did many other garden maintenance tasks.” 

The volunteers raised their own funds by packing bags at Iceland in Yate, selling cakes in Broadmead, and running a Just Giving page. They also secured support from various companies for materials and discounts including Hollisters on Station Road, Travis Perkins, Kellaways Building Supplies and Protocol Education.