Secret garden is a super surprise for Letchworth pupils after Willmott Dixon team put their backs into project

Pupils have been enjoying the new benches at Woolgrove School.

Pupils have been enjoying the new benches at Woolgrove School. - Credit: Archant

Children and staff at Woolgrove School in Letchworth had a lovely surprise when they returned after their summer holidays.

Children and staff at Woolgrove School in Letchworth had a lovely surprise when they returned after their summer holidays.

Building group Willmott Dixon, which has its head office in the town’s Spirella Building, chose the Pryor Way school – which caters for children with moderate learning difficulties – as their community project, supplying materials and workers to build four flower beds and five benches for everyone to enjoy.

The team also re-roofed the shed in the sensory garden, treated the wood preservative, and added a new learning section in the wildlife area.

Angela Gooding, who is community co-ordinator at the school, said: “Staff and children are delighted with the improvements.

“Pupils are now in the process of planting spring bulbs in the new flower beds and are enjoying the new facilities in the wildlife area.

“The new additions enhance opportunities for learning outside the classroom.

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“Bickerdikes Garden Centre in Norton was also involved in the project.”

The wildlife area is also available for nurseries and primary schools to use.

For details please contact the school on 01462 622422 on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday and ask for forest school leader Jane.