Revamp for school's memorial garden

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 August 2014

Weston College and Baytree School students and staff with Weston Mayor Cllr Roz Willis in the Star Memorial Garden.

Weston College and Baytree School students and staff with Weston Mayor Cllr Roz Willis in the Star Memorial Garden.

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A MEMORIAL garden at a specialist school has been revamped by Weston students in their spare time.

The seven college students chose to work on the garden at Baytree School, in Highlands Lane, Locking Castle, after learning about team-building and leadership on their aspirations course, which supports people on the autism spectrum.

The school is for young people aged three to 19 with learning difficulties and their Star Memorial Garden was created in memory of deceased pupils and staff.

The garden was in need of renovation and the students embarked on a three-week project which included cleaning paving stones, painting woodwork, digging weeds and planting trees.

A grand opening was held after the work was completed, which saw Weston’s Mayor Roz Willis attend.

Andy Roynon, aged 18, is one of the aspirations students and said: “We all had a variety of roles. Mine was health and safety, so I had to carry out a risk assessment and make sure everyone was working safely.

“It was hard work but a lot of fun and I was very proud when the mayor came to see what we had achieved.”

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