6th-form students at Broadlands Hall School have gained valuable horticultural skills and at the same time, raised money for charity.
As part of their vocational skills programme, students built poly-tunnels and raised vegetable beds where they grew a wide range of organic vegetables and salad products. Students then planned a public Farmer’s Market, selling the produce and have donated the funds raised to St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds.
Fran Brown, leader of the 6th-form at Broadlands Hall is thrilled with outcomes of the project: “ The boys have learnt so many new skills which they can transfer to their adult working lives. At the same time, they have been able to make a contribution to a local charity. I am so proud of what they have achieved. We plan to enlarge the scale of the project for the next year”.