Student electricians and engineers from Walsall College recently downed tools to help a local church prepare for a King’s Coronation event.
Prior to Daffodils Community Garden, situated behind St Martin’s Church becoming the location of a Coronation Community Fun Day, a massive makeover took place.
Level 1 Electrical and Level 2 Engineering students helped to clear rubble from the gardens, painted fences and trimmed hedges. They also weeded flower beds and planted flowers.
Lecturer, Susan Roberts said that the students were happy to support the ongoing development of an eco-friendly garden and communal space.
“With some many student volunteers involved, the garden project coordinator said they had done more work in one day, then their other volunteers might have achieved over three months. It’s wonderful that everyone was able to make such a significant contribution ahead of the Coronation event and any other activities the church has planned over the summer.
Lecturer, Gemma Anderson-Thomas added: “It was also great for our students to spend time outdoors, working together in a different setting as well as meeting new people. Hopefully we’ll have the chance to return or be involved in similar activities in future.”
Lesley Bate at Daffodils Community Gardens added: “It was lovely having the college helping on site and a tremendous amount of work was achieved. The time given was much appreciated and we enjoyed working with everyone.
“On the day they were a credit to the college.”
Daffodils Community Garden and Allotments is set to become a vibrant eco-friendly garden that will include a flower and shrubs quiet area, growing space with raised beds for individual and communal activity, wildlife and bee friendly space and a tactile and sensory area.