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 Rotherham care home garden gets makeover from pupils

Rotherham care home garden gets makeover from pupils

By 17th July, 2017 Press Releases No Comments

RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils have transformed a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.

The youngsters were tasked with making improvements within their community.

They chose to brighten the garden at Rotherham’s Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.

The school raised funds to purchase bunting, paint, plant pots and flowers to help give the garden a makeover.

They raised £180 with a bake sale, attended by Rotherham Mayor Cllr Eve Keenan, residents and carers from the care home, friends and family.

The school also held a non-uniform day to help generate funds for the project.

Miss Benton, year 5 teacher at Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School, on Ashwood Road, said: “The project went really well and the pupils had a great time.

“We’d like to thank Broadacres Care Home for facilitating the project and we hope the residents will really enjoy the new pots and plants.”

Helen Walker, home manager at Broadacres Care Home, said: “The pupils did a great job and the new plants look fantastic.

“We’re all very grateful for the pupils’ hard work in raising funds and coming back to the home to carry out the gardening work.

“Projects like this are so important and have huge benefits for our residents, as it helps them to feel more connected to their local community.”

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