Here at Consett, we have a lovely garden, that was originally conceived as a memorial for a little boy Christopher, who sadly died when he was at school here. The memory of Christopher has always remained an important part of our school and will do moving forward.
The garden is maintained by Mr O’Dowd our caretaker, he always ensures that we have fresh flowers planted and the space is well maintained. We have been lucky enough to have been supported of late by the Princes’ trust; who work with young people who are between work and education. Along with their tutors, these young people have spent the past two weeks upgrading and working on the garden. They have spent many hours cleaning, and painting the fence and surrounds, as well as digging out and laying a new path into the garden itself. They have managed to move 8 huge bags of gravel to add an all weather path. This will enable the garden is accessible throughout the year.
We are very grateful for their support, I am sure Christopher’s family will find the changes to the garden very inspirational – I know we are.
I will be attending the Princes’s trust end of term presentation for the young people involved in our garden, so that I can thank them personally on behalf of all at Consett Junior School.