Growing relations in the community

Schoolchildren are looking forward to a bumper crop of fruit and veg next year after a company helped create an allotment.

Pupils at Almond Hill Junior School in Stevenage got a green boost from staff at GlaxoSmithKline in the town who helped them realise their designs.

Over 40 volunteers from the company, with help from Buildbase which provided the materials, transformed an empty area in the school grounds with raised beds and gravel pathways.

Headteacher Judith Lovelock said: “What a fantastic achievement in just one day. The children will benefit so much from this community project and can’t wait to get their hands dirty by planting their vegetables. It is this sort of project that shows how well schools and businesses can work together. We are very grateful to all the parties involved.”

The day was made possible by Stevenage Community Trust which assists businesses volunteer days in the community.