The Hardial Hayer Outstanding Legacy Garden
Over recent months students have put hours of work into restoring an area of the school grounds that had previously been used as a garden but had fallen into disrepair.
Working with Mr Munro and staff from the Design & Technology faculty, students have helped to install raised beds, a shed and greenhouse. They have planted trees and shrubs, and paths and the pond have been restored.
We have reported the progress on this Legacy Garden throughout this year, as students in Year 11 worked with younger students to get everything in place so that the land becomes productive and well used.
Vegetables from the garden will be used in community projects locally. Students in all year groups will learn valuable skills in growing food.
As the school year ends we celebrated by dedicating the garden to Mr Hayer. He cut the ribbon to open the garden, which stands in a corner of the grounds close to the railway bridge on Hunt Lane. Cricket is one of Mr Hayer’s passions, and an exciting staff game took place, enjoyed by players and spectators alike.