Garden delights for children after clear up

Calor Gas employees at Saxham  have been creating a pond for children at Honington primary school
Calor Gas employees at Saxham have been creating a pond for children at Honington primary school
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A TEAM of workers from a Saxham company have been turning some wild overgrown space at a school into a garden haven for youngsters.

Volunteers from Calor spent four weeks clearing the heavily overgrown area and silted up pond at Honington Primary School to create a tranquil open air classroom for pupils.

Sixteen members of staff from different departments took part in the Calor Starts from the Heart scheme, whereby staff and the company carry out a community project.

Children at the school put forward ideas for how the area could look and the volunteers set to work to make their vision a reality.

Now the pond has been cleaned, paving cleared and decking put down as well as a blackboard put in place so pupils can enjoy lessons al fresco.

David Bicknell, operations manager at Calor, said: “As well as being able to put something back it also helped with team building as staff came from different departments. It was a really nice school and lovely to see the enthusiasm and interest that the children showed.”