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Mars team digs in to help school create garden

The Mars team finishing work on the new garden at Sherard School PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Mars team finishing work on the new garden at Sherard School PHOTO: Tim Williams

A MELTON primary school’s nature area is getting a new lease of life thanks to a generous donation of funds and labour from Mars.

Sherard Primary School had successfully applied for £1,000 from the Mars in the Community Fund in a bid to transform their overgrown garden area.

A team of Mars associates had previously visited the school in Easter to help make garden boxes for planting.

And earlier this month another team of associates were back for a day to help with the latest phase of work as part of a team-building exercise.

Team members got stuck into various tasks which included building a pagoda, constructing a frame for a new greenhouse, laying a paved path and putting up fencing.

Vicki Enright, chairman of governors at Sherard, said: “We can’t thank the Mars teams enough for all their hard work.

“Receiving the £1,000 from Mars in the Community was a huge boost to get us started but what the teams have done for our school over the last year is just breathtaking.

“Our children love how their area is now starting to look and they’ve already been able to go out and use the garden.

“We still have a good few days of work left but we’ve got some great parents helping out and we’re looking forward to making the garden area look even better.”

 

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