Plants needed to brighten up college's Wick Hill CentreBy Julie Spencer
October 02, 2012
Staff and students need donations of plants to fill newly built containers to brighten up a college terrace.
They are appealing for garden centres to help them turn the terrace of Bracknell & Wokingham College’s Wick Hill Centre into a green area where students can enjoy fresh air between lessons.
Members of the college’s construction team built the containers with the help of students at the end of August.
They were filled with soil donated by a farm. The soil was ferried to the Sandy Lane site in a van by Steve, husband of Jackie O’Connor, the pathways classroom assistant.
Louise Gigg, 14 to 16 vocational programme coordinator, praised the team effort.
She said: “Everyone involved worked extremely hard on a hot day and, without their support and time, along with a donation of supplies this simply would not have been possible.
“I would like to extend a massive thank you to those involved in improving the terrace area.
“Students aged 14 to 16 coming in one or two days a week from local schools and students with learning disabilities or difficulties will now be able to get some fresh air at break times and enjoy a safe and attractive outside space.
“The final part will be to use suitable planting to finish the look but also to allow space for students with learning disabilities or difficulties to grow their own plants and we hope we can persuade local garden centres to donate the plants.”
Staff at the Wick Hill Centre on Sandy Lane teach practical skills to 14 to 16-year-olds and also to students with learning disabilities.
Any garden centres that would like to donate plants should call Louise Gigg on (01344) 766 601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.