GREEN-fingered pupils in Warwick have been mucking in to transform their school grounds into a wildlife area.
Myton School joined forces with more than 70 Jaguar Land Rover employees, charity Evelyn’s Gift, local builders and the Friends of Myton School to create a woodland area complete with pond and a school allotment.
The plan was devised by the school in a bid to encourage youngsters to grow, tend to and cook their own vegetables.
Warwick mayor Stephen Cross was one of those to get his hands dirty for the cause.
He said: “This project ticks all the boxes with its wildlife area, getting children involved in growing their own food and the whole community pulling together to achieve so much.”
The Friends’ and Evelyn’s Gift – a charity formed in memory of Helen Smith’s daughter who died age seven – joined forces to drum up local supporters.
And charity founder Helen, whose son Edward is a pupil at Myton School, said she hoped the hard work would continue.
She said: “It was unforgettable, with so many people coming together to make a remarkable difference. We feel deeply moved by the support for Evelyn’s Gift and we hope that we can continue to develop the site to benefit students and staff at Myton School in the future.”
Visit mydonate.bt.com/events/mytonwildlife to donate towards the allotment.