A small team from Derby Homes and Councillor Sara Bolton visited the Cavendish Close Junior Academy recently to help with their garden project.

During the visit the group which included Councillor Sara Bolton, Cabinet Member Children and Young People & Safeguarding plus a ward councillor for Chaddesden, three apprentices from Derby Homes and a number of enthusiastic pupils with teachers helped plant primulas and a variety of bulbs.

The apprentices from Derby Homes put together four wooden planters and the school provided half a dozen old wheel tyres for the garden. It took the group around two hours to plant all the flowers and bulbs in them.

Councillor Sara Bolton, ward councillor for Chaddesden, said:

It was a very enjoyable and productive visit to Cavendish Close Academy. I am delighted we could help with their garden project, as it shows the importance of partnership working. I am grateful for the enthusiastic efforts shown by the apprentices from Derby Homes.”

Maria Murphy, Managing Director at Derby Homes, said:

This is a fantastic project and it was great for our team of apprentices to contribute and do their bit. It was a real team effort and we look forward to working with the school on similar projects in the future.”